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large number of mathematical books begin as lecture notes;but, since mathematicians are busy, and since the labor requiredto bring lecture notes up to the level of perfection which authorsand the public demand of formally published books is veryconsiderable, it follows that an even larger number of lecturenotes make the transition to book form only after great delay ornot at all. The present lecture note series aims to fill the resultinggap. It will consist of reprinted lecture notes, edited at least to asatisfactory level of completeness and intelligibility, though notnecessarily to the perfection which is expected of a book. Inaddition to lecture notes, the series will include volumes of collectedreprints of journal articles as current developments indicate, andmixed volumes including both notes and reprints.
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