Blocks of Finite Groups and Their Invariants by Benjamin SambaleBlocks of Finite Groups and Their Invariants by Benjamin Sambale

Blocks of Finite Groups and Their Invariants

byBenjamin Sambale

Paperback | December 3, 2014

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Providing a nearly complete selection of up-to-date methods and results on block invariants with respect to their defect groups, this book covers the classical theory pioneered by Brauer, the modern theory of fusion systems introduced by Puig, the geometry of numbers developed by Minkowski, the classification of finite simple groups, and various computer assisted methods. In a powerful combination, these tools are applied to solve many special cases of famous open conjectures in the representation theory of finite groups. Most of the material is drawn from peer-reviewed journal articles, but there are also new previously unpublished results. In order to make the text self-contained, detailed proofs are given whenever possible. Several tables add to the text's usefulness as a reference. The book is aimed at experts in group theory or representation theory who may wish to make use of the presented ideas in their research.
Title:Blocks of Finite Groups and Their InvariantsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:243 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.01 inPublished:December 3, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319120050

ISBN - 13:9783319120058


Table of Contents

Zusammenfassung.- Introduction.- Fundamentals.- General results and methods.- Applications.- Bibliopraphy.- Index.- List of tables.

Editorial Reviews

"It gives an excellent survey of the current state of knowledge with regards to the precise determination of the numerical invariants of blocks with a given defect group . . The book is a treasure trove of theorems and useful tables, and uses a wide variety of techniques, including the classification of finite simple groups and the GAP computer algebra package. It is the progress made without use of the classification, however, which is particularly impressive." (Charles W. Eaton, Mathematical Reviews, February, 2016)