A Course in Group Theory (Oxford Science Publications) by John F. Humphreys

By John F. Humphreys

The type of the finite easy teams is without doubt one of the significant highbrow achievements of this century, however it is still nearly thoroughly unknown outdoors of the math neighborhood. This advent to staff concept is additionally an try to make this significant paintings larger recognized. Emphasizing category issues all through, the publication supplies a transparent and complete creation to teams and covers all subject matters prone to be encountered in an undergraduate direction. Introductory chapters clarify the recommendations of crew, subgroup and general subgroup, and quotient staff. The homomorphism and isomorphism theorems are defined, besides an advent to G-sets. next chapters take care of finite abelian teams, the Jordan-Holder theorem, soluble teams, p-groups, and workforce extensions. the varied labored examples and routines during this first-class and self-contained advent also will motivate undergraduates (and first 12 months graduates) to additional study.

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