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The Coxeter legacy : reflections and projections

Author: H S M Coxeter; Chandler Davis; Erich W Ellers
Publisher: Providence, R.I. : American Mathematical Society, ©2006.
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This collection of essays on the legacy of mathematician Donald Coxeter is a mixture of surveys, updates, history, storytelling and personal memories covering both applied and abstract maths. Subjects include: polytopes, Coxeter groups, equivelar polyhedra, Ceva's theorum, and Coxeter and the artists.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H S M Coxeter; Chandler Davis; Erich W Ellers
ISBN: 0821837222 9780821837221
OCLC Number: 62282754
Description: x, 320 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Contents: Isomorphism problem for Coxeter groups / Bernhard Mühlherr --
Coxeter theory : the cognitive aspects / Alexandre V. Borovik --
From Galois and Lie to Tits buildings / Mark Ronan --
Coxeter element and the branching law for the finite subgroup of SU (2) / Bertram Kostant --
Hyperbolic Coxeter groups and space forms / Ruth Kellerhals --
Regular and chiral polytopes in low dimensions / Peter McMullen and Egon Schulte --
Polytopes, honeycombs, groups and graphs / Barry Monson and Asia Ivić Weiss --
Equivelar polyhedra / Jörg Wills --
Combinatorics of sections of polytopes and Coxeter groups in Lobachevsky spaces / Askold Khovanskii --
Donald and the Golden Rhombohedra / Marjorie Senechal --
Configurations of points and lines / Branko Grünbaum --
Meditations on Ceva's theorem / Jürgen Richter-Gebert --
Coxeter and the artists : two-way inspiration / Doris Schattschneider --
Visual mind : art, mathematics and cinema / Michele Emmer.
Responsibility: Chandler Davis, Erlich W. Ellers, editors.

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Coxeter groups arise in various subjects in applied mathematics, and they have a permanent place in some of the most demanding and fascinating branches of abstract mathematics, such as Lie algebras,  Read more...

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