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Book Information:

Author: Willard Miller Jr.
Title: Symmetry and separation of variables
Additional book information: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Reading, Massachusetts, 1977, xxx + 285 pp., $21.50.

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Review Information:

Reviewer: Tom H. Koornwinder
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 1 (1979), 1014-1019