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By Werner Fenchel, Jakob Nielsen, Asmus L. Schmidt

ISBN-10: 3110175266

ISBN-13: 9783110175264

This ebook by means of Jakob Nielsen (1890-1959) and Werner Fenchel (1905-1988) has had
a lengthy and intricate background. 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 write down the 1st chapters of the e-book (in German). while Fenchel,
who needed to break out from Denmark to Sweden a result of German profession,
returned in 1945, Nielsen initiated a collaboration with him on what grew to become recognized
as the Fenchel-Nielsen manuscript. at the moment they have been either on the Technical
University in Copenhagen. the 1st draft of the Fenchel-Nielsen manuscript (now
in English) used to be complete in 1948 and it used to be deliberate to be released within the Princeton
Mathematical sequence. despite the fact that, as a result of speedy improvement of the topic, they felt
that significant alterations needed to be made sooner than e-book.
When Nielsen moved to Copenhagen collage in 1951 (where he stayed until eventually
1955), he used to be a lot concerned with the overseas association UNESCO, and the
further writing of the manuscript was once left to Fenchel. The information of Fenchel now
deposited and catalogued on the division of arithmetic at Copenhagen Univer-
sity include unique manuscripts: a partial manuscript (manuscript zero) in Ger-
man containing Chapters I-II (

I -15), and an entire manuscript (manuscript I) in
English containing Chapters I-V (

1-27). The information additionally comprise a part of a corre-
spondence (first in German yet later in Danish) among Nielsen and Fenchel, the place
Nielsen makes specified reviews to Fenchel's writings of Chapters III-V. Fenchel,
who succeeded N. E. Nf/Jrlund at Copenhagen collage in 1956 (and stayed there
until 1974), used to be greatly concerned with an intensive revision of the curriculum in al-
gebra and geometry, and centred his study within the conception of convexity, heading
the overseas Colloquium on Convexity in Copenhagen 1965. for nearly twenty years
he additionally positioned a lot attempt into his activity as editor of the newly began magazine Mathematica
Scandinavica. a lot to his dissatisfaction, this job left him little time to complete the
Fenchel-Nielsen undertaking the way in which he desired to.
After his retirement from the college, Fenchel - assisted through Christian Sieben-
eicher from Bielefeld and Mrs. Obershelp who typed the manuscript - chanced on time to
finish the booklet trouble-free Geometry in Hyperbolic house, which used to be released via
Walter de Gruyter in 1989 almost immediately after his demise. concurrently, and with an analogous
collaborators, he supervised a typewritten model of the manuscript (manuscript 2) on
discontinuous teams, elimination the various imprecise issues that have been within the unique
manuscript. Fenchel advised me that he reflected elimination components of the introductory
Chapter I within the manuscript, considering that this is able to be lined by means of the ebook pointed out above;
but to make the Fenchel-Nielsen ebook self-contained he finally selected to not do
so. He did choose to omit
27, entitled Thefundamental crew.

As editor, i began in 1990, with the consent of the felony heirs of Fenchel and
Nielsen, to provide a TEX-version from the newly typewritten model (manuscript 2).
I am thankful to Dita Andersen and Lise Fuldby-Olsen in my division for hav-
ing performed an excellent task of typing this manuscript in AMS- TEX. i've got additionally had
much aid from my colleague J0rn B0rling Olsson (himself a pupil of Kate Fenchel
at Aarhus college) with the evidence examining of the TEX-manuscript (manuscript three)
against manuscript 2 in addition to with a normal dialogue of the variation to the fashion
of TEX. In such a lot respects we made up our minds to stick with Fenchel's intentions. although, turning
the typewritten variation of the manuscript into TEX helped us to make sure that the notation,
and the spelling of convinced key-words, will be uniform in the course of the booklet. additionally,
we have indicated the start and finish of an explanation within the traditional sort of TEX.
With this TEX -manuscript I approached Walter de Gruyter in Berlin in 1992, and
to my nice aid and pride they agreed to submit the manuscript of their sequence
Studies in arithmetic. i'm such a lot thankful for this optimistic and speedy response. One
particular challenge with the booklet grew to become out to be the copy of the various
figures that are a vital part of the presentation. Christian Siebeneicher had at
first agreed to carry those in ultimate digital shape, yet via 1997 it grew to become transparent that he
would no longer have the ability to locate the time to take action. besides the fact that, the writer provided an answer
whereby I may still carry particular drawings of the figures (Fenchel didn't go away such
for Chapters IV and V), after which they'd arrange the construction of the figures in
electronic shape. i'm very thankful to Marcin Adamski, Warsaw, Poland, for his nice
collaboration about the genuine construction of the figures.
My colleague Bent Fuglede, who has personaHy recognized either authors, has kindly
written a quick biography of the 2 of them and their mathematical achievements,
and which additionally locations the Fenchel-Nielsen manuscript in its right viewpoint. In
this connection i want to thank The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and
Letters for permitting us to incorporate during this publication reproductions of images of the 2
authors that are within the ownership of the Academy.
Since the manuscript makes use of a couple of precise symbols, a listing of notation with brief
explanations and connection with the particular definition within the publication has been incorporated. additionally,
a accomplished index has been extra. In either situations, all references are to sections,
not pages.
We thought of including an entire checklist of references, yet made up our minds opposed to it because of
the overwhelming variety of study papers during this zone. as a substitute, a miles shorter
list of monographs and different complete debts suitable 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 book into life.

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This e-book by means of Jakob Nielsen (1890-1959) and Werner Fenchel (1905-1988) has had
a lengthy and intricate background. In 1938-39, Nielsen gave a chain of lectures on
discontinuous teams of motions within the non-euclidean airplane, and this led him - in the course of
World conflict II - to put in writing the 1st chapters of the e-book (in German). whilst Fenchel,
who needed to break out from Denmark to Sweden as a result of German profession,
returned in 1945, Nielsen initiated a collaboration with him on what turned recognized
as the Fenchel-Nielsen manuscript. at the moment they have been either on the Technical
University in Copenhagen. the 1st draft of the Fenchel-Nielsen manuscript (now
in English) used to be accomplished in 1948 and it was once deliberate to be released within the Princeton
Mathematical sequence. in spite of the fact that, because of the quick improvement of the topic, they felt
that monstrous adjustments needed to be made earlier than 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 documents of Fenchel now
deposited and catalogued on the division of arithmetic at Copenhagen Univer-
sity comprise unique manuscripts: a partial manuscript (manuscript zero) in Ger-
man containing Chapters I-II (

I -15), and an entire manuscript (manuscript I) in
English containing Chapters I-V (

1-27). The records additionally include a part of a corre-
spondence (first in German yet later in Danish) among Nielsen and Fenchel, the place
Nielsen makes precise reviews to Fenchel's writings of Chapters III-V. Fenchel,
who succeeded N. E. Nf/Jrlund at Copenhagen collage 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 study within the idea of convexity, heading
the overseas Colloquium on Convexity in Copenhagen 1965. for nearly twenty years
he additionally positioned a lot attempt into his activity as editor of the newly began magazine Mathematica
Scandinavica. a lot to his dissatisfaction, this task left him little time to complete the
Fenchel-Nielsen venture the best way he desired to.
After his retirement from the college, Fenchel - assisted by means of Christian Sieben-
eicher from Bielefeld and Mrs. Obershelp who typed the manuscript - chanced on time to
finish the publication basic Geometry in Hyperbolic house, which used to be released by way of
Walter de Gruyter in 1989 presently after his dying. concurrently, and with an identical
collaborators, he supervised a typewritten model of the manuscript (manuscript 2) on
discontinuous teams, removal a number of the imprecise issues that have been within the unique
manuscript. Fenchel advised me that he pondered removal elements of the introductory
Chapter I within the manuscript, on the grounds that this is able to be lined by means of the ebook pointed out above;
but to make the Fenchel-Nielsen publication self-contained he finally selected to not do
so. He did choose to miss
27, entitled Thefundamental crew.

As editor, i began in 1990, with the consent of the criminal heirs of Fenchel and
Nielsen, to provide a TEX-version from the newly typewritten model (manuscript 2).
I am thankful to Dita Andersen and Lise Fuldby-Olsen in my division for hav-
ing performed a superb task of typing this manuscript in AMS- TEX. i've got additionally had
much support from my colleague J0rn B0rling Olsson (himself a pupil of Kate Fenchel
at Aarhus collage) with the facts studying of the TEX-manuscript (manuscript three)
against manuscript 2 in addition to with a common dialogue of the variation to the fashion
of TEX. In such a lot respects we determined to stick with Fenchel's intentions. notwithstanding, turning
the typewritten version of the manuscript into TEX helped us to make sure that the notation,
and the spelling of yes key-words, will be uniform during the e-book. additionally,
we have indicated the start and finish of an explanation within the ordinary variety of TEX.
With this TEX -manuscript I approached Walter de Gruyter in Berlin in 1992, and
to my nice reduction and delight they agreed to post the manuscript of their sequence
Studies in arithmetic. i'm so much thankful for this optimistic and fast response. One
particular challenge with the booklet grew to become out to be the copy of the numerous
figures that are a vital part of the presentation. Christian Siebeneicher had at
first agreed to carry those in ultimate digital shape, yet via 1997 it turned transparent that he
would no longer manage to locate the time to take action. despite the fact that, the writer provided an answer
whereby I may still bring distinct 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 advantageous
collaboration in regards to the real creation of the figures.
My colleague Bent Fuglede, who has personaHy identified either authors, has kindly
written a brief biography of the 2 of them and their mathematical achievements,
and which additionally locations the Fenchel-Nielsen manuscript in its right standpoint. In
this connection i need to thank The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and
Letters for permitting us to incorporate during this publication reproductions of images of the 2
authors that are within the ownership of the Academy.
Since the manuscript makes use of a few specified symbols, a listing of notation with brief
explanations and connection with the particular definition within the e-book has been integrated. additionally,
a finished index has been extra. In either circumstances, all references are to sections,
not pages.
We thought of including a whole record of references, yet determined opposed to it because of
the overwhelming variety of examine papers during this quarter. as a substitute, a far shorter
list of monographs and different finished debts proper to the topic has been
collected.
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