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Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1915
Number of pages: 612
The object of this work is, in the main, to present to mathematicians an account of theorems in combinatory analysis which are of a perfectly general character, and to shew the connexion between them by as far as possible bringing them together as parts of a general doctrine. It may appeal also to others whose reading has not been very extensive.
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