Contemporary Mathematics 1994; 499 pp; softcover Volume: 169 ISBN10: 082185156X ISBN13: 9780821851562 List Price: US$97 Member Price: US$77.60 Order Code: CONM/169
 Wilhelm Magnus was an extraordinarily creative mathematician who made fundamental contributions to diverse areas, including group theory, geometry, and special functions. This book contains the proceedings of a conference held in May 1992 at Polytechnic University to honor the memory of Magnus. The focus of the book is on active areas of current research where Magnus' influence can be seen. The papers range from expository articles to major new research, bringing together seemingly diverse topics and providing entry points to a variety of areas of mathematics. Readership Research mathematicians. Table of Contents  G. D. Anderson, M. K. Vamanamurthy, and M. Vuorinen  Inequalities for plane quasiconformal mappings
 R. Askey  A look at the Bateman project
 H. Bass and A. Lubotzky  Linearcentral filtrations on groups
 G. Baumslag  Musings on Magnus
 K. Berry and M. Tretkoff  The monodromy group of a transcendental function
 J. S. Birman, D. D. Long, and J. A. Moody  Finitedimensional representations of Artin's braid group
 J. W. Cannon, W. J. Floyd, and W. R. Parry  Squaring rectangles: The finite Riemann mapping theorem
 B. Fine and G. Rosenberger  The Freiheitssatz and its extensions
 I. Fischer  A Rodriguestype formula for the \(q\)Racah polynomials and some related results
 G. K. Francis and L. H. Kauffman  Air on the Dirac strings
 A. M. Gaglione and D. Spellman  Does Lyndon's length function imply the universal theory of free groups?
 D. M. Gallo  Schottky groups and the boundary of Teichmüller space: Genus \(2\)
 F. P. Gardiner and D. Sullivan  Lacunary series as quadratic differentials in conformal dynamics
 R. H. Gilman  The geometry of cycles in the Cayley diagram of a group
 W. J. Harvey  Braids, Riemann surfaces and moduli
 R. Hirshon  Some remarks on \(J\) replacement in direct products
 H. Hochstadt  Wilhelm Magnus, applied mathematician
 A. Juhász and G. Rosenberger  On the combinatorial curvature of groups of \(F\)type and other onerelator free products
 K. Kuiken and J. T. Masterson  Branched dihedral structures on Riemann surfaces
 J. P. Labute  Groups and Lie algebras: The Magnus theory
 J. Lehner  Semiregular continued fractions whose partial denominators are \(1\) or \(2\)
 F. Levin  Testing for the center of a onerelator group
 S. Lipschutz  Generalizing the BaerStallings pregroup
 O. Macedonska and D. M. Solitar  On binary \(\sigma\)invariant words in a group
 B. Maskit  Explicit matrices for Fuchsian groups
 R. F. Morse  Leviproperties generated by varieties
 D. S. Passman  Chains of primitive ideals
 T. Pignataro and H. Sandler  Families of closed geodesics on hyperbolic surfaces with common selfintersections
 J. G. Ratcliffe  On the isometry groups of hyperbolic manifolds
 V. Tasić  A generalization of Lazard's theorem on modular dimension subgroups
