Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Eisenstein

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. André Weil
      Pages 3-5
    3. André Weil
      Pages 6-13
    4. André Weil
      Pages 14-21
    5. André Weil
      Pages 22-34
    6. André Weil
      Pages 35-41
    7. André Weil
      Pages 42-47
  3. Kronecker

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. André Weil
      Pages 51-68
    3. André Weil
      Pages 69-86
    4. André Weil
      Pages 87-92
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 93-95

About this book


"As a contribution to the history of mathematics, this is a model of its kind. While adhering to the basic outlook of Eisenstein and Kronecker, it provides new insight into their work in the light of subsequent developments, right up to the present day. As one would expect from this author, it also contains some pertinent comments looking into the future. It is not however just a chapter in the history of our subject, but a wide-ranging survey of one of the most active branches of mathematics at the present time. The book has its own very individual flavour, reflecting a sort of combined Eisenstein-Kronecker-Weil personality. Based essentially on Eisenstein's approach to elliptic functions via infinite series over lattices in the complex plane, it stretches back to the very beginnings on the one hand and reaches forward to some of the most recent research work on the other. (...) The persistent reader will be richly rewarded."
A. Fröhlich, Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society, 1978


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Authors and affiliations

  • André Weil
    • 1
  1. 1.School of MathematicsThe Institute for Advanced StudyPrincetonUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1976
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-65036-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-66209-6
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