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Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society

The Bulletin publishes expository articles on contemporary mathematical research, written in a way that gives insight to mathematicians who may not be experts in the particular topic. The Bulletin also publishes reviews of selected books in mathematics and short articles in the Mathematical Perspectives section, both by invitation only.

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: 1567544
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Book Information:

Author: Robert Gilmer
Title: Commutative semigroup rings
Additional book information: Chicago Lectures in Mathematics, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, xii + 380 pp., 1984, $11.00. ISBN 0-2262-9392-0.

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  • Review Information:

    Reviewer: Jack Ohm
    Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 12 (1985), 270-272