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Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society

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  • 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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  • Published electronically: June 9, 2015
  • © Copyright 2015 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 52 (2015), 693-698
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  • MathSciNet review: 3393350