14 Nov 2008
From: Olga Weisfeiler
Cc: Lev Weisfeiler
Dear Predrag,
I have a question: if you lately looked at Boris' list of publications
posted on my web site then you may know about recently found unpublished
Boris' manuscript.
(below)
I want to post this Boris' work into arXiv, and, later on, possible to find
where to publish it.
To do that, as I was told, it need to be TeX-ed. Someone promised to do
TeX-ing a year ago. Since then I heard nothing beside of vague promises. I
need to find some one else who would agree to do such work, preferably for
free.
Can you help me with that and find such nice capable person who will do
TeX-ing?
Thank you again.
Olga
<< Unfinished and unpublished manuscripts
Boris Weisfeiler announced his results on finite linear groups in August
1984 [item 35 above]. Soon after, in January 1985, he disappeared during a
hiking trip in Chile. He left two near-complete manuscripts. Parts of one of
them, entitled On the size and structure of finite linear groups, became
privately available to the people who are well known to be the experts in
the field with intention to publish this last fundamental work of
Weisfeiler. The results presented in this manuscript were later discussed by
Walter Feit [Weisfeiler's work on finite linear groups, Abstracts of Papers
Presented to the AMS, 1994, #897-20-299] and Michael Collins [On Jordan's
theorem for complex linear groups, J. Group Theory 10 (2007), 411-423;
Bounds for finite primitive complex linear groups, J. Algebra 319 (2008),
759-776; Modular analogues of Jordan's theorem for finite linear groups,
arXiv:0709.3245, to appear in J. Reine Angew. Math.]. Weisfeiler's
manuscripts were never published before.
38. On the size and structure of finite linear groups, 1984.
Parts 1-14, 91 typewritten pages
Part 15, 22 handwritten pages
Part 16, 10 handwritten pages
Part 17, 6 handwritten pages
Parts A1-A10, 25 handwritten pages >>