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Book Information:

Authors: Robert Bryant, Phillip Griffiths and Daniel Grossman
Title: Exterior differential systems and Euler-Lagrange partial differential equations
Additional book information: University of Chicago Press, 2003, 216 pp., ISBN 0-226-07793-4, $45.00, cloth; ISBN 0-226-07794-2, $17.00, paper

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Review Information:

Reviewer: Peter J. Olver
Affiliation: University of Minnesota
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 42 (2005), 407-412
MSC (2000): Primary 35A30, 58A15, 58E30
Published electronically: April 1, 2005
Review copyright: © Copyright 2005 American Mathematical Society
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