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The Plateau problem by A. T. Fomenko

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Published by Gordon and Breach Science Publishers in New York .
Written in English


  • Plateau"s problem.,
  • Minimal surfaces.

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Edition Notes

StatementA.T. Fomenko.
SeriesStudies in the development of modern mathematics ;, v. 1
LC ClassificationsQA644 .F66 1990
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2189169M
ISBN 102881247024, 2881247008, 2881247016
LC Control Number89007443

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