By G. H. Hardy

There could be few textbooks of arithmetic as recognized as Hardy's natural arithmetic. seeing that its booklet in 1908, it's been a vintage paintings to which successive generations of budding mathematicians have grew to become before everything in their undergraduate classes. In its pages, Hardy combines the passion of a missionary with the rigor of a purist in his exposition of the basic rules of the differential and imperative calculus, of the homes of endless sequence and of different themes regarding the inspiration of restrict.

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This e-book via Jakob Nielsen (1890-1959) and Werner Fenchel (1905-1988) has had

a lengthy and complex historical past. In 1938-39, Nielsen gave a chain of lectures on

discontinuous teams of motions within the non-euclidean aircraft, and this led him - in the course of

World conflict II - to jot down the 1st chapters of the booklet (in German). whilst Fenchel,

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returned in 1945, Nielsen initiated a collaboration with him on what grew to become recognized

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University in Copenhagen. the 1st draft of the Fenchel-Nielsen manuscript (now

in English) was once comprehensive in 1948 and it was once deliberate to be released within the Princeton

Mathematical sequence. even though, end result of the quick improvement of the topic, they felt

that immense adjustments needed to be made prior to book.

When Nielsen moved to Copenhagen college in 1951 (where he stayed till

1955), he used to be a lot concerned with the foreign association UNESCO, and the

further writing of the manuscript was once left to Fenchel. The information of Fenchel now

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man containing Chapters I-II (

I -15), and a whole manuscript (manuscript I) in

English containing Chapters I-V (

1-27). The records additionally comprise a part of a corre-

spondence (first in German yet later in Danish) among Nielsen and Fenchel, the place

Nielsen makes distinctive reviews to Fenchel's writings of Chapters III-V. Fenchel,

who succeeded N. E. Nf/Jrlund at Copenhagen college in 1956 (and stayed there

until 1974), used to be a great deal concerned with an intensive revision of the curriculum in al-

gebra and geometry, and focused his examine within the concept of convexity, heading

the foreign Colloquium on Convexity in Copenhagen 1965. for nearly two decades

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As editor, i began in 1990, with the consent of the criminal heirs of Fenchel and

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I am thankful to Dita Andersen and Lise Fuldby-Olsen in my division for hav-

ing performed a superb activity of typing this manuscript in AMS- TEX. i've got additionally had

much aid from my colleague J0rn B0rling Olsson (himself a scholar of Kate Fenchel

at Aarhus collage) with the facts studying of the TEX-manuscript (manuscript three)

against manuscript 2 in addition to with a basic dialogue of the difference to the fashion

of TEX. In such a lot respects we determined to persist with Fenchel's intentions. even if, turning

the typewritten variation of the manuscript into TEX helped us to make sure that the notation,

and the spelling of definite key-words, will be uniform during the booklet. additionally,

we have indicated the start and finish of an explanation within the ordinary form of TEX.

With this TEX -manuscript I approached Walter de Gruyter in Berlin in 1992, and

to my nice aid and delight they agreed to submit the manuscript of their sequence

Studies in arithmetic. i'm such a lot thankful for this confident and fast response. One

particular challenge with the booklet became out to be the replica of the numerous

figures that are a vital part of the presentation. Christian Siebeneicher had at

first agreed to bring those in ultimate digital shape, yet via 1997 it grew to become transparent that he

would no longer be capable of locate the time to take action. although, the writer provided an answer

whereby I should still convey designated drawings of the figures (Fenchel didn't depart such

for Chapters IV and V), after which they'd set up the construction of the figures in

electronic shape. i'm very thankful to Marcin Adamski, Warsaw, Poland, for his high quality

collaboration in regards to the real creation of the figures.

My colleague Bent Fuglede, who has personaHy identified either authors, has kindly

written a quick biography of the 2 of them and their mathematical achievements,

and which additionally areas the Fenchel-Nielsen manuscript in its right standpoint. In

this connection i want to thank The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and

Letters for permitting us to incorporate during this ebook reproductions of photos of the 2

authors that are within the ownership of the Academy.

Since the manuscript makes use of a few certain symbols, a listing of notation with brief

explanations and connection with the particular definition within the ebook has been integrated. additionally,

a accomplished index has been additional. In either situations, all references are to sections,

not pages.

We thought of including a whole checklist of references, yet determined opposed to it because of

the overwhelming variety of learn papers during this quarter. in its place, a far shorter

list of monographs and different entire debts appropriate to the topic has been

collected.

My ultimate and such a lot honest thank you visit Dr. Manfred Karbe from Walter de Gruyter

for his commitment and perseverance in bringing this e-book into lifestyles.

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This result encouraged Heawood to continue his investigations into colouring maps on complex surfaces. AIJ closed surfaces (two-sided, i. e. having an "outer" side and an "inner" side) are constructed like spheres with a certain number of "handles" (or with a certain number of "holes"). Thus, the torus * For the proof of Heawood's Theorem see [10]. 37 may be thought of as "a sphere with one hole", or "a sphere with one handle" (Fig. 16, a). Fig. 16~ b shows a sphere with two holes constructed in the same way as "a sphere with two handles"; while Fig.

T. Youngs. About twenty years of hard work spent by the two talented mathematicians was crowned with a great success - in 1968 their joint efforts led to the solution of all the twelve cases into which the proof of Heawood's hypothesis was divided. Beautiful combi.. natorial methods were developed in order to prove the Heawood formula. They also obtained stronger results on nonorientable surfaces (see [4] or [6]). All the results obtained by G. Ringel * See [6J 38 and J. W. T. Youngs can be found in the book "Map Colour Theorem" written by Gerhard Ringel after the sudden death of Youngs, arid dedicated to Professor Youngs.

Consequently, using notation analogous to that of the previous example, from the vertices Al and A 2 of the triangles xjx1A. and X2X3A2 we can find the vertex A of the triangle XIX3A constructed on the line segment Xl x) and having a known vertex angle and a known ratio of the two sides. 3 can be constructed, for instance, in the following way. 43 ) takes Xl (0 itself (first Xl is taken to X3~ and then X3 to Xl)' But the succession of these transformations is equivalent to a single similarity transformation with centre at some point B~ which can be constructed.