## Contents of Volume 8, Number 1

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- Miscellaneous front pages, Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.), Volume 8, Number 1 (1983)
- Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.
**8**(1983)

- Miscellaneous back pages, Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.), Volume 8, Number 1 (1983)
- Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.
**8**(1983)

- Fifty years of homotopy theory
- George W. Whitehead PDF
- Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.
**8**(1983), 1-29

- What is a quantum field theory?
- David C. Brydges PDF
- Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.
**8**(1983), 31-40

- The point of pointless topology
- Peter T. Johnstone PDF
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**8**(1983), 41-53

- Exponential growth of the $l$-rank of the class group of the maximal real subfield of cyclotomic fields
- Gary Cornell PDF
- Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.
**8**(1983), 55-58

- On Puiseux series whose curves pass through an infinity of algebraic lattice points
- David Lee Hilliker and E. G. Straus PDF
- Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.
**8**(1983), 59-62

- On the vanishing of PoincarĂ© series of rational functions
- Irwin Kra PDF
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**8**(1983), 63-66

- Dyer-Lashof operations in $K$-theory
- James E. McClure PDF
- Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.
**8**(1983), 67-72

- On the Schroedinger connection
- R. E. Meyer and J. F. Painter PDF
- Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.
**8**(1983), 73-76

- Foliations and the topology of 3-manifolds
- David Gabai PDF
- Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.
**8**(1983), 77-80

- Self-dual connections and the topology of smooth 4-manifolds
- S. K. Donaldson PDF
- Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.
**8**(1983), 81-83

- Diagonalizing matrices over operator algebras
- Richard V. Kadison PDF
- Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.
**8**(1983), 84-86

- Arithmetic characterizations of Sidon sets
- Gilles Pisier PDF
- Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.
**8**(1983), 87-89

- Arithmetic groups acting on compact manifolds
- Robert J. Zimmer PDF
- Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.
**8**(1983), 90-92

- Simultaneous similarity of matrices
- Shmuel Friedland PDF
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**8**(1983), 93-95

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Book Reviews

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- Matrix-geometric solutions in stochastic models, an algorithmic approach, by Marcel F. Neuts.
- Reviewer: Luis G. Vargas

- Review information PDF
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**8**(1983), 97-99

- Numerical analysis of variational inequalities, by R. Glowinski, J. L. Lions and R. Trémolières.
- Reviewer: William W. Hager

- Review information PDF
- Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.
**8**(1983), 100-102

- Bounded analytic functions, by John B. Garnett.
- Reviewer: Donald E. Sarason

- Review information PDF
- Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.
**8**(1983), 102-108

- Winning ways for your mathematical plays, by Elwyn R. Berlekamp, John H. Conway and Richard K. Guy.
- Reviewer: Solomon W. Golomb

- Review information PDF
- Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.
**8**(1983), 108-111

- Methods of representation theory with applications to finite groups and orders, vol. 1, by Charles W. Curtis and Irving Reiner.
- Reviewer: Jon F. Carlson

- Review information PDF
- Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.
**8**(1983), 112-116

- Some applications of topological $K$-theory, by N. Mahammed, R. Piccinini and U. Suter.
- Reviewer: Victor Snaith

- Review information PDF
- Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.
**8**(1983), 117-120

- Finite simple groups, an introduction to their classification, by Daniel Gorenstein.
- Reviewer: Walter Feit

- Review information PDF
- Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.
**8**(1983), 120-124