On infinite direct products

[Cambridge]: Compositio Mathematica, 1939.

Price: $5,000.00

Von Neumann's contribution removed from the journal and bound in gray cloth, titled on the front board in gilt. Octavo. 77, [1]pp. Author and title written on the spine, one corner of the text block a little bumped, else very near fine. An article discussing infinite tensor products of Hilbert spaces and the algebras acting on them. Arthur S. Wightman's copy with his ownership signature ("A.S. Wightman") and his notations to the formulae on four pages. Wightman was one of the founders of the axiomatic approach to quantum field theory, and originated the set of Wightman axioms. His work, including such titles as PCT, Spin and Statistics and All That, frequently cites the work of von Neumann. Although we wouldn't claim to understand the writings of either mathematician, we know an important association when we see one.

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On infinite direct products. J. v. von NEUMANN, John Von.