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Title Progress in Galois theory : proceedings of John Thompson's 70th birthday conference / edited by Helmut Voelklein, Tanush Shaska
Published New York : Springer, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (1 volume) : figure, table
Series Developments in mathematics ; v. 12
Developments in mathematics ; v. 12
Contents Preliminaries; Contents; Preface; Supplementary thoughts on symplectic groups; Automorphisms of the modular curve; Reducing the Fontaine-Mazur conjecture to group theory; Relating two genus 0 problems of John Thompson; Relatively projective groups as absolute Galois groups; Invariants of binary forms; Some classical views on the parameters of GT; The image of a Hurwitz space under the moduli map; Very simple representations: variations on a theme of Clifford
Summary The theme of this book are the interactions between group theory and algebra/geometry/number theory, showing ubiquity and power of the basic principle of Galois theory. The book presents recent developments in a major line of work about covers of the projective line (and other curves), their fields of definition and parameter spaces, and associated questions about arithmetic fundamental groups. This is intimately tied up with the Inverse Problem of Galois Theory, and uses methods of algebraic geometry, group theory and number theory
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
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Subject Galois theory -- Congresses.
Algebraic Geometry
Group Theory and Generalizations
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Voelklein, Helmut.
Shaska, Tanush.
ISBN 0387235337 (Paper)
0387235345 (electronic bk.)
9780387235332 (Paper)
9780387235349 (electronic bk.)