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  • Bruce Chandler
  • Wilhelm Magnus
Part of the Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences book series (HISTORY, volume 9)


In this chapter, we shall describe the emergence of two new ideas which had a profound influence on the development of combinatorial group theory. Their creation is associated with three names: O. Schreier, who appeared prominently in Chapter II.3, E. Artin (1898–1962), and A. G. Kurosh (1908–1971).


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce Chandler
    • 1
  • Wilhelm Magnus
    • 2
  1. 1.The College of Staten Island of The City University of New YorkStaten IslandUSA
  2. 2.New RochelleUSA

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