Book by Weil Andre
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E. Hlwka, Monatshefte für Mathematik, Bd. 83, 1977, Heft 3: "This book does not fit into any normal framework and is not, as one might think, a historical work. It is one that contains too personal thoughts of A. Weil and that will most certainly have a fundamental role to play in the history of mathematics. It is warmly recommended reading for anyone interested to learn what is happening in mathematics now."Reseña del editor:
Drawn from the Foreword: (...) On the other hand, since much of the material in this volume seems suitable for inclusion in elementary courses, it may not be superfluous to point out that it is almost entirely self-contained. Even the basic facts about trigonometric functions are treated ab initio in Ch. II, according to Eisenstein's method. It would have been both logical and convenient to treat the gamma -function similarly in Ch. VII; for the sake of brevity, this has not been done, and a knowledge of some elementary properties of T(s) has been assumed. One further prerequisite in Part II is Dirichlet's theorem on Fourier series, together with the method of Poisson summation which is only a special case of that theorem; in the case under consideration (essentially no more than the transformation formula for the theta-function) this presupposes the calculation of some classical integrals. (...) As to the final chapter, it concerns applications to number theory (...).
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Buchbeschreibung Berlin ; Heidelberg ; New York: Springer, 1976. 92 S. Buch im Bereich Oberkante bestossen (etwas gedellt), Pappband 24 cm Sprache: Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 1756