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D.D. Kosambi

pp 55-57

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On a Generalization of the Second Theorem of Bourbaki

  • D. D. KosambiAffiliated withThe Muslim University

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Abstract

The name of Bourbaki first appears in the published literature in this paper. As described by André Weil, the prank was designed to deflate a senior colleague’s ego, presumably by demonstrating the greater familiarity that Kosambi had with modern methods and the then current literature.