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The Neglect of Group-Theory

    Naturevolume 85page313 (1911) | Download Citation



    THE volume of “Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society,” second series, vol. vii., contains twenty-six papers by such well-known mathematicians as Bateman, Bromwich, Burnside, Dickson, Dixon (A. C., and A. L.), Hardy, Harrison, Hobson, Lamb, Littlewood, Macdonald, Pidduck, Sommerville, and Young. While these are mainly of too technical a character to admit of discussion in this notice, attention should be directed to some remarks in Prof. Burnside's address on the “Theory of Groups of Finite Order,” as affording an object-lesson on the important question of “England's neglect of mathematics.” Prof. Burnside states:—

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