Groups: An Introduction to Ideas and Methods of the Theory of Groups by Antonio MachGroups: An Introduction to Ideas and Methods of the Theory of Groups by Antonio Mach

Groups: An Introduction to Ideas and Methods of the Theory of Groups

byAntonio Mach

Paperback | January 23, 2012

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Groups are a means of classification, via the group action on a set, but also the object of a classification. How many groups of a given type are there, and how can they be described? Hölder's program for attacking this problem in the case of finite groups is a sort of leitmotiv throughout the text. Infinite groups are also considered, with particular attention to logical and decision problems. Abelian, nilpotent and solvable groups are studied both in the finite and infinite case. Permutation groups and are treated in detail; their relationship with Galois theory is often taken into account. The last two chapters deal with the representation theory of finite group and the cohomology theory of groups; the latter with special emphasis on the extension problem. The sections are followed by exercises; hints to the solution are given, and for most of them a complete solution is provided.

Title:Groups: An Introduction to Ideas and Methods of the Theory of GroupsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:371 pagesPublished:January 23, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:884702420X

ISBN - 13:9788847024205


Table of Contents

Normal Subgroups, Conjugation and Isomorphism Theorems.- Group Actions and Permutation Groups.- Generators and Relations.- Nilpotent Groups and Solvable Groups.- Representations.- Extensions and Cohomology.- Solution to the exercises.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"The book under review is appropriate for a student with at least one prior course in group theory. . Each chapter contains copious exercises, and answers to many of these exercises are provided at the end of the book. It is clear that the author wants the reader to see many interesting and important examples as soon as possible. This is one of the greatest strengths of the book nearly every section has several well-chosen illustrations of the theory." (Adam Glesser, Mathematical Reviews, December, 2013)"Aimed at . 'advanced undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics, physics and chemistry', it concentrates in 325 pages most of the important general techniques used in this field. . The book is written in a concise, but elegant style and manages to give the readers an introduction to many topics missing in similar texts . . In summary: this is a very good text, that matches well the declared aims . . It is also well suited as a reach and . compact reference text." (Marian Deaconescu, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1246, 2012)