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Combinatorics, Representation Theory and Invariant Theory

The Story of a Ménage à Trois
  • Gian-Carlo Rota
Part of the Modern Birkhäuser Classics book series (MBC)

Abstract

We will dwell upon the one topic of unquestioned interest and timeliness among mathematicians: gossip. Or rather, to use an acceptable euphemism, we will deal with the history of mathematics.

Keywords

Representation Theory Bottom Line Invariant Theory Problem Solver Mathematical Object 
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End Notes

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gian-Carlo Rota
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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