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Historical Ramblings in Algebraic Geometry and Related Algebra

by Shreeram Abhyankar

Year of Award: 1977

Award: Lester R. Ford, and also the Chauvenet Prize in 1978

Publication Information: The American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 83, 1976, pp. 409-448

Summary: The author relates personal experiences to show that high-school algebra is powerful and accessible and should not be overwhelmed by concepts from university algebra.

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About the Author: Shreeram Abhyankar was at Purdue University at the time of publication.


Subject classification(s): Index | Algebra and Number Theory
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, September 24, 2008