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    The Early Development of the Algebraic Theory of Semigroups.Christopher Hollings - 2009 - Archive for History of Exact Sciences 63 (5):497-536.
    In the history of mathematics, the algebraic theory of semigroups is a relative new-comer, with the theory proper developing only in the second half of the twentieth century. Before this, however, much groundwork was laid by researchers arriving at the study of semigroups from the directions of both group and ring theory. In this paper, we will trace some major strands in the early development of the algebraic theory of semigroups. We will begin with the aspects of the theory which (...)
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    Audra J. Wolfe, Competing with the Soviets: Science, Technology, and the State in Cold War America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. Pp Viii+166. ISBN 978-1-4214-0771-5. £10.50. [REVIEW]Christopher Hollings - 2013 - British Journal for the History of Science 46 (4):729-731.
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    Embedding Semigroups in Groups: Not as Simple as It Might Seem.Christopher Hollings - 2014 - Archive for History of Exact Sciences 68 (5):641-692.
    We consider the investigation of the embedding of semigroups in groups, a problem which spans the early-twentieth-century development of abstract algebra. Although this is a simple problem to state, it has proved rather harder to solve, and its apparent simplicity caused some of its would-be solvers to go awry. We begin with the analogous problem for rings, as dealt with by Ernst Steinitz, B. L. van der Waerden and Øystein Ore. After disposing of A. K. Sushkevich’s erroneous contribution in this (...)
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    Ken Ono; Amir D. Aczel. My Search for Ramanujan: How I Learned to Count. Xvi + 238 Pp., Figs., Illus. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2016. $29.99. [REVIEW]Christopher Hollings - 2017 - Isis 108 (3):744-745.
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    ‘Nobody Could Possibly Misunderstand What a Group Is’: A Study in Early Twentieth-Century Group Axiomatics.Christopher Hollings - 2017 - Archive for History of Exact Sciences 71 (5):409-481.
    In the early years of the twentieth century, the so-called ‘postulate analysis’—the study of systems of axioms for mathematical objects for their own sake—was regarded by some as a vital part of the efforts to understand those objects. I consider the place of postulate analysis within early twentieth-century mathematics by focusing on the example of a group: I outline the axiomatic studies to which groups were subjected at this time and consider the changing attitudes towards such investigations.
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    Scott L. Montgomery, Does Science Need a Global Language?Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2013. Pp. Xiii+226. ISBN 978-0-226-53503-6. £16.00. [REVIEW]Christopher Hollings - 2014 - British Journal for the History of Science 47 (4):760-762.
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