Rings of Continuous Functions from an Algebraic Point of View
When George Martinez invited me, close to a year ago to give a talk on rings of continuous functions at a conference on ordered algebraic systems in an exotic location, I felt honored and elated. The accompanying feeling of euphoria stayed with me until I started to think seriously about what I could say to an audience containing people thoroughly familiar with the Gillman-Jerison text [GJ1] and many of the ensuing developments since 1960 — a lot of them due to mathematicians to whom I would be talking. I began to wonder if I would be doing the equivalent of carrying coals to Curaçao in August.
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Henriksen, Melvin. Rings of continuous functions from an algebraic point of view. Ordered algebraic structures (Curaçao, 1988), 143–174, Math. Appl., 55, Kluwer Acad. Publ., Dordrecht, 1989. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-009-2472-7_12