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The Evolution of Group Theory: A Brief Survey

by Israel Kleiner

Award: Carl B. Allendoerfer

Year of Award: 1987

Publication Information: Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 59 (1986), pp. 195-215

Summary: This article gives a brief sketch of the evolution of group theory.

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About the Author: (from Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 59 (1986)) Israel Kleiner received his Ph.D. in ring theory under J. Lambek at McGill University and is retired from York University. He has been involved in preservice and in-service teacher education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, among other things. One of his major interests has been in the history of mathematics and its uses in the teaching of mathematics.

Subject classification(s): Algebra and Number Theory | Abstract Algebra | Groups | Mathematics History
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2007