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Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society

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ISSN 1088-9485 (online) ISSN 0273-0979 (print)

The 2020 MCQ for Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society is 0.84.

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Book Review

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MathSciNet review: 1567054
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Book Information:

Author: M. Petrich
Title: Lectures in semigroups
Additional book information: Akademie-Verlag, Berlin, 1977, viii + 168 pp.

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  • Review Information:

    Reviewer: John M. Howie
    Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 84 (1978), 453-456