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Originally published in an important series of books on pure and applied mathematics, this monograph by a distinguished mathematician explores a high-level area in algebra. It constitutes the first systematic summary of research concerning partially ordered groups, semigroups, rings, and fields. The self-contained treatment features numerous problems, complete proofs, a detailed bibliography, and indexes. It presumes some knowledge of abstract algebra, providing necessary background and references where appropriate. This inexpensive edition of a hard-to-find systematic survey will fill a gap in many individual and institutional libraries.
About the Author
A distinguished Hungarian mathematician who emigrated to the United States in the 1960s, Laszlo Fuchs is Professor Emeritus and the Evelyn and John G. Phillips Distinguished Chair in Mathematics at Tulane University. He is also the author of over 160 research papers.