Algebra, as we know it today, consists of many different ideas, concepts and results. An estimate of the number of these different "items" would be between 50,000 and 200,000. Many of these have been named and many more could have a "name" or a convenient designation. Even the non-specialist is likely to encounter most of these, either somewhere in the literature, disguised as a definition or a theorem or to hear about them and feel the need for more information. This handbook is designed to supply the necessary information in any of these cases. In addition to the primary information given in the handbook, there are references to relevant articles, books or lecture notes to help the reader. A particularly important function of the book is to provide professional mathematicians working in an area other than their own with sufficient information on the topic in question if and when it is needed.
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"Monatshefte fur Mathematik, H. Mitsch, 1998; "...an excellent index is included which will help a mathematician working in an area other than his own to find sufficient information on the topic in question." Ultramicroscopy, Vol. 87, 2001; "........This is obviously the kind of book one consults when detailed information about a specific topic is wanted and it will be splendid to have it all brought together in a single series once the handbook is complete.
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Book Description North Holland, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0444512640