Person: Hölder, Otto


Otto Hölder worked on the convergence of Fourier series and in 1884 he discovered the inequality now named after him. He became interested in group theory through Kronecker and Klein and proved the uniqueness of the factor groups in a composition series.

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Born 22 December 1859, Stuttgart, Germany. Died 29 August 1937, Leipzig, Germany.

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Algebra, Group Theory, Origin Germany

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