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Weyl, Hermann
The Classical Groups; Their Invariants and Representations
Princeton University Press, 1939. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. [4], v-xii,1-302, [2] pp. Bound in red-orange cloth with black lettering on the spine, red topstain. Price of $4.00 on the front jacket flap. This is the first volume in the Princeton Mathematical Series. ADNB, Joseph Zund, 'Weyl, Hermann'; Howe, Roger 'Remarks on Classical Invariant Theory', Transactions of the AMS 313, 2, 1989; Slater 976. Weyl is one of the giants of early twentieth century physics and mathematics and was one of the early members of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. The Classical Groups led to renewed interest in invariant theory after many years of dormancy following results of Hilbert in the late nineteenth century. Howe describes the book as being widely viewed by mathematicians as "wonderful and terrible", the former in terms of the importance of the results presented, the latter in terms of presentation (but Howe himself disputes the latter). This is a very attractive copy of one of Weyl's most important books, exceedingly difficult to find in such fine condition. Very near Fine / Near Fine. A very near Fine book in a Near Fine dust jacket with some minor wear to the extremities. [Attributes: First Edition; In Dust Jacket]
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