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Author Rose, H. E.

Title A course on finite groups / H.E. Rose
Published London ; New York : Springer, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 311 pages) : illustrations
Series Universitext
Contents The Group Concept -- Elementary Group Properties -- Group Construction and Representation -- Homomorphisms -- Action and the Orbit-Stabiliser Theorem -- p-Groups and Sylow Theory -- Products and Abelian Groups -- Groups of Order 24, Three Examples -- Series, Jordan Hölder Theorem and the Extension Problem -- Nilpotency -- Solubility -- Simple Groups of Order Less Than 10000 -- Representation and Character Theory -- Character Tables and Theorems of Burnside and Frobenius -- Appendices
Summary A Course on Finite Groups introduces the fundamentals of group theory to advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students. Based on a series of lecture courses developed by the author over many years, the book starts with the basic definitions and examples and develops the theory to the point where a number of classic theorems can be proved. The topics covered include: group constructions; homomorphisms and isomorphisms; actions; Sylowtheory; products and Abelian groups; series; nilpotent and soluble groups; and an introduction to the classification of the finite simple groups. A number of groups are described in detail and the reader is encouraged to work with one of the many computer algebra packages available to construct and experience "actual" groups for themselves in order to develop a deeper understanding of the theory and the significance of the theorems. Numerous problems, of varying levels of difficulty, help to test understanding. A brief resumé of the basic set theory and number theory required for the text is provided in an appendix, and a wealth of extra resources is available online at, including: hints and/or full solutions to all of the exercises; extension material for many of the chapters, covering more challenging topics and results for further study; and two additional chapters providing an introduction to group representation theory
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-300) and index
Notes English
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Subject Finite groups.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009942898
ISBN 1848828896 (e-isbn)
9781848828896 (e-isbn)