THESE works are mainly interesting as examples of the trend of instruction given to university students who are just beginning to specialise. One is based upon two years' teaching in Indiana University; the other is the substance of a course delivered, by invitation, at the University of Calcutta, with, presumably, a number of Indian students in the audience. Both courses agree in the endeavour to trace the main outlines of the argument, to give really illustrative examples, and to avoid excessive detail on particular points of minor importance.
(1) The Theory of Numbers.
By Prof. R. D. Carmichael. Pp. 94. (Mathematical Monographs, No. 13.) (New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.; London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1914.) Price 4s. 6d. net.
(2) Lectures introductory to the Theory of Functions of Two Complex Variables.
Delivered to the University of Calcutta during January and February, 1913, by Prof. A. R. Forsyth. Pp. xvi + 281. (Cambridge: University Press, 1914.) Price 10s. net.
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M., G. (1) The Theory of Numbers (2) Lectures introductory to the Theory of Functions of Two Complex Variables. Nature 94, 473 (1914). https://doi.org/10.1038/094473a0