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Genre/Form: | Online-Publikation |
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Material Type: | Document |

Document Type: | Book, Computer File |

All Authors / Contributors: |
Thomas Hawkins |

ISBN: | 9781489987006 1489987002 9781461463337 1461463335 |

OCLC Number: | 880408966 |

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

Contents: | .-1. A Berlin Education.-2. Professor at the Zurich Polytechnic.-3. Berlin Professor.-4. The Paradigm.-5. Further Development of the Paradigm.-6. The Problem of Pfaff.-7. The Cayley-Hermite Problem and Matrix Algebra.-8. Arithmetical Investigations: Linear Algebra.-9. Arithmetical Investigations: Groups.-10. Abelian Functions.-11. Frobenius' Generalized Theory of Theta Functions.-12. The Group Determinant Problem.-13. Group Characters and Representations.-14. Alternate Routes to Representation Theory.-15. Characters and Representations after 1897.-16. Loose Ends.-17. Nonnegative Matrices.-18. The Mathematics of Frobenius in Retrospect.-References.-Index. |

Series Title: | Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences |

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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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