The 1963 Goettingen notes of T. A. Springer are well known in the field but have been unavailable for some time. This book is a translation of those notes, completely updated and revised. The part of the book dealing with the algebraic structures is on a fairly elementary level, presupposing basic results from algebra.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 343 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 11 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2000
From the reviews of the first edition:
"This book is an updated and revised English version of the German notes on octaves, Jordan algebras and exceptional groups which appeared as mimeographed lecture notes of Goettingen University in 1963. It is still an excellent reference on the subject ... ." (Huberta Lausch, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1087, 2006)