By Yu.I. Manin

Due to the fact this booklet used to be first released in English, there was very important development in a few similar themes. the category of algebraic forms with reference to the rational ones has crystallized as a traditional area for the equipment constructed and expounded during this quantity. For this revised version, the unique textual content has been left intact (except for a couple of corrections) and has been cited thus far by means of the addition of an Appendix and up to date references.The Appendix sketches essentially the most crucial new effects, structures and concepts, together with the suggestions of the Luroth and Zariski difficulties, the idea of the descent and obstructions to the Hasse precept on rational kinds, and up to date functions of K-theory to mathematics.

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X-ray Transforms. The Range of the d-plane Transform Let d be a fixed integer in the range 0 < d Radon transform f -t by 1 (52) f

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