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Year of Award: 1941
Award: Chauvenet Prize
Publication Information: The American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 47 (1940), pp. 67-84
Summary: A discussion of modular fields which offer an instructive cross-section of modern algebraic methods. These fields exhibit the generality of subject-matter inherent in abstract algebra while illustrating the connection between algebraic and arithmetic problems.
About the Author: (from The American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 47 (1940)) Saunders MacLane was at Harvard University at the time of publication.