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Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society
Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society
ISSN 1088-9485(online) ISSN 0273-0979(print)

Book Review

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Book Information

Author: Kenneth Stephenson
Title: Introduction to circle packing: The theory of discrete analytic functions
Additional book information Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2005, xii+356 pp., ISBN 978-0-521-82356-2, £42


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Reviewer: Philip L. Bowers
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, The Florida State University, 1017 Academic Way, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-4510
Email: bowers@math.fsu.edu
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 46 (2009), 511-525
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0273-0979-09-01245-2
PII: S 0273-0979(09)01245-2
Published electronically: February 19, 2009
Additional Notes: This review is dedicated to the memory of Oded Schramm, who worked in circle packing before his discovery of stochastic Loewner evolution and its applications to critical phenomena. This extraordinary mathematician’s untimely death on 01 September 2008 in a hiking accident was a great loss for our community.
Review copyright: © Copyright 2009 American Mathematical Society
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