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Genre/Form: | Electronic books History |
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Named Person: | Ferdinand Georg Frobenius; Ferdinand Georg Frobenius |

Material Type: | Document, Internet resource |

Document Type: | Internet Resource, Computer File |

All Authors / Contributors: |
Thomas Hawkins |

ISBN: | 9781461463337 1461463335 1461463327 9781461463320 |

OCLC Number: | 854969970 |

Description: | 1 online resource (698 pages). |

Contents: | Overview of Frobenius' Career and Mathematics. A Berlin Education -- Professor at the Zurich Polytechnic: 1874-1892 -- Berlin Professor: 1892-1917 -- Berlin-Style Linear Algebra. The Paradigm: Weierstrass' Memoir of 1858 -- Further Development of the Paradigm: 1858-1874 -- The Mathematics of Frobenius. The Problem of Pfaff -- The Cayley-Hermite Problem and Matrix Algebra -- Arithmetic Investigations: Linear Algebra -- Arithmetic Investigations: Groups -- Abelian Functions: Problems of Hermite and Kronecker -- Frobenius' Generalized Theory of Theta Functions -- The Group Determinant Problem -- Group Characters and Representations 1896-1897 -- Alternative Routes to Representation Theory -- Characters and Representations After 1897 -- Loose Ends -- Nonnegative Matrices -- The Mathematics of Frobenius in Retrospect. |

Series Title: | Sources and studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences. |

Responsibility: | Thomas Hawkins. |

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From the book reviews: "I highly recommend Hawkins' book. It is very mathematical all the way through. ... Hawkins' work is extraordinarily useful. It allows the mathematical community, even the great majority of us who do not read German well, to understand the work of the very important mathematician Frobenius. The great length of the book is essential to the book's success." (David P. Roberts, MAA Reviews, October, 2014) "The author has succeeded admirably in describing the mathematical work of Frobenius. ... this book is an excellent contribution to the mathematical literature ... it is, or should be, a role model for historical writing, and for bringing the mathematics of the recent past back to life." (Franz Lemmermeyer, zbMATH, Vol. 1281, 2014) Read more...

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