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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)

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Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 49 (2012), 163-167 Request permission
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Additional Information
  • Gerald L. Alexanderson
  • Affiliation: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, California 95053-0290
  • MR Author ID: 24640
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  • William S. Greenwalt
  • Affiliation: Department of Classics, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, California 95053-0275
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  • Published electronically: October 25, 2011
  • Additional Notes: Thanks to Leonard F. Klosinski for his technical assistance in scanning the title page and for lending us his copy of the Nuremberg Chronicle.
  • © Copyright 2011 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 49 (2012), 163-167
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  • MathSciNet review: 2869011