Contemporary Mathematicians

Selected Works of A.I. Shirshov

Editors: Bokut, L.A., Latyshev, V., Shestakov, I., Zelmanov, E. (Eds.)

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  • English translations of Shirshov’s works, which were published only in Russian
  • Due to Shirshov’s future leading and unique handling of algebraic problems, the results of his work are still of high interest for current research in algebra
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This book presents translations of selected works of the famous Russian mathematician A.I. Shirshov (1921–1981). He was a pioneer in several directions of associative, Lie, Jordan, and alternative algebras, as well as groups and projective planes. His name is associated with notions and results on Gröbner-Shirshov bases, the Composition-Diamond Lemma, the Shirshov-Witt Theorem, the Lazard-Shirshov elimination process, Shirshov’s Height Theorem, Lyndon-Shirshov words, Hall-Shirshov bases, Shirshov’s theorem on the Kurosh problem for alternative and Jordan algebras, and Shirshov’s theorem on the speciality of Jordan algebras with two generators. Shirshov’s ideas were used by his student Efim Zelmanov for the solution of the Restricted Burnside Problem. Several famous algebraists provide in this book detailed comments on the impact of Shirshov’s work on current algebra.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Selected Works of A.I. Shirshov
Editors
  • Leonid A. Bokut
  • Victor Latyshev
  • Ivan Shestakov
  • Efim Zelmanov
Translated by
Bremner, M., Kotchetov, M.V.
Series Title
Contemporary Mathematicians
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Basel
eBook ISBN
978-3-7643-8858-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7643-8858-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7643-8857-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 242
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