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Topic #13 ---------------- OP-SF NET ----------------- July 13, 1995
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From: OP-SF Net Editor
Subject: Obituary about Nathan Fine in Notices AMS
The Notices of the AMS, June 1995 contains at p.678 an obituary by
George Andrews about Nathan Fine, 1916-1994. I quote from his article:
I first met Nat in 1961 when I began graduate school at the University
of Pennsylvania. In 1962 I took his course "Basic Hypergeometric
Functions" under the mistaken asumption thet "basic' meant
"elementary". This was perhaps the most fortunate mistake I ever
made. Twenty-six years later, I wrote the foreword to his book "Basic
Hypergeometric Series and Applications".
The reference for this book is:
N.J. Fine, Basic hypergeometric series and applications,
Mathematical Surveys and Monographs 27, Amer. Math. Soc., 1988.

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