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I am looking for a book/site which has the english translation of the proof of van der Waerden's theorem as presented by van der Waerden himself. In other words is the translation of the paper:

van der Waerden, B. L. "Beweis einer Baudetschen Vermutung." Nieuw Arch. Wisk. 15, 212-216, 1927.

available anywhere?


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I do not know of a translation of the paper itself. (I have a pdf of the original, if you are interested.) But Van der Waerden wrote an expository paper in 1954, "Der Beweis der Vermutung von Baudet", where he explains his proof and the process of discovery. It has been published in English as "How the Proof of the Baudet’s Conjecture Was Found", and has been reprinted a few times, most recently as part of Chapter 33 (Ramsey Theory before Ramsey: Van der Waerden Tells the Story of Creation) of Soifer's "The mathematical coloring book". –  Andres Caicedo Nov 19 '12 at 1:00
(I just saw your blog, by the way. It is nice.) –  Andres Caicedo Nov 19 '12 at 1:03
Thanks for your comment. –  Shahab Nov 19 '12 at 1:05

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