Summary: Gerold Alsmeyer
Renewal, Recurrence and
February 16, 2010
For Sylviane, Melanie and Daniel
Use the template preface.tex together with the Springer document class SVMono
(monograph-type books) or SVMult (edited books) to style your preface in the
A preface is a book's preliminary statement, usually written by the author or ed-
itor of a work, which states its origin, scope, purpose, plan, and intended audience,
and which sometimes includes afterthoughts and acknowledgments of assistance.
When written by a person other than the author, it is called a foreword. The
preface or foreword is distinct from the introduction, which deals with the subject
of the work.
Customarily acknowledgments are included as last part of the preface.
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