# Classification of Finite Simple Groups/Historical Note

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## Historical Note on Classification of Finite Simple Groups

The complete proof of the classification of the finite simple groups is spread over thousands of pages, published over the course of many years in several different journals.

It is a challenging exercise for a mathematician to check the entire proof for correctness and completeness.

## Sources

- 1986: David Wells:
*Curious and Interesting Numbers*... (previous) ... (next): $4$ - 1997: David Wells:
*Curious and Interesting Numbers*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): $4$