The Collected Papers of William Burnside: 2 Volume set

Hardcover | August 26, 2004

EditorPeter M. Neumann, A.J.S. Mann, Julia Tompson

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William Burnside was one of the three most important algebraists who were involved in the transformation of group theory from its nineteenth-century origins to a deeper twentieth-century subject. Building on work of earlier mathematicians, they were able to develop sophisticated tools forsolving difficult problems. His works are of enormous historical importance; they remain also a source of inspiration and information. The works of his contemporaries, such as Klein, Frobenius, Schur, have been published as also have the works of his immediate successors such as Phillip Hall. All of Burnside's papers are reproduced here, organized chronologically and with a detailed bibliography. Walter Feit has contributed a foreword, and a collection of introductory essays are included to provide a commentary on Burnside's work and set it in perspective along with a modern biographythat draws on archive material. This is the first reference volume of Burnside's collected papers, enhanced by a series of critical essays on his work, and is important for group theorists and historians and philosophers of mathematics and fills the gap in this area of literature.

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William Burnside was one of the three most important algebraists who were involved in the transformation of group theory from its nineteenth-century origins to a deeper twentieth-century subject. Building on work of earlier mathematicians, they were able to develop sophisticated tools forsolving difficult problems. His works are of eno...

Peter M. Neumann is a Fellow of the Queen's College, Oxford. A.J.S. Mann is a Senior Lecturer, School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, The Unversity of Greenwich.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1616 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 3.67 inPublished:August 26, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019850585X

ISBN - 13:9780198505853

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Table of Contents

1. List of contributors2. Commentary on Burnside's Life and Work3. Bibliography of William Burnside4. The context of Burnside's contributions to group theory5. A still unsettled question7. Burnside's research on representation theory8. Burnside's applied mathematics9. 'William Burnside', reprinted from the Journal of the London Mathematical Society10. Notes on Burnside's life11. The Papers: Volume 112. The Papers Volume 2