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Book Information:

Author: René Sperb
Title: Maximum principles and their applications
Additional book information: Mathematics in Science and Engineering, vol. 157, Academic Press, New York, 1981, ix + 224 pp., $29.50.

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Review Information:

Reviewer: Catherine Bandle
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 8 (1983), 343-345