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1 online resource (362 pages) 
Contents 
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Preface; Acknowledgements; Table of Contents; Introduction; PART I: WORKING WITH CATEGORIES AND GROUPOIDS; 1: Categories: Basic Notions and Examples; 1.1 Introducing the main characters; 1.1.1 Connecting dots, graphs and quivers; 1.1.2 Drawing simple quivers and categories; 1.1.3 Relations, inverses, and some interesting problems; 1.2 Categories: Formal definitions; 1.2.1 Finite categories; 1.2.2 Abstract categories; 1.3 A categorical definition of groupoids and groups; 1.4 Historical notes and additional comments 

1.4.1 Groupoids: A short history1.4.2 Categories; 1.4.3 Groupoids and physics; 1.4.4 Groupoids and other points of view; 2: Groups; 2.1 Groups, subgroups and normal subgroups: Basic notions; 2.1.1 Groups: Definitions and examples; 2.1.2 Subgroups and cosets; 2.1.3 Normal subgroups; 2.2 A family of board games: The symmetric group; 2.3 Group homomorphisms and Cayley's theorem; 2.3.1 Group homomorphisms: First properties; 2.3.2 Cayley's theorem for groups; 2.4 The alternating group; 2.4.1 Conjugacy classes: Young diagrams; 2.4.2 Homomorphisms and exact sequences 

2.4.3 The group of automorphisms of a group2.5 Products of groups; 2.5.1 Direct product of groups; 2.5.2 Classification of finite Abelian groups; 2.5.3 Semidirect product of groups; 2.6 Historical notes and additional comments; 3: Groupoids; 3.1 Groupoids: Basic concepts; 3.1.1 Groupoids and subgroupoids; 3.1.2 Disjoint union of groupoids; 3.1.3 The groupoid of pairs revisited: Equivalence relations and subgroupoids; 3.1.4 Product of groupoids; 3.2 Puzzles and groupoids; 3.2.1 The "15 puzzle"; 3.2.2 The four squares puzzle: The groupoid 2; 3.2.3 Cyclic puzzles and cyclic groupoids 

3.2.4 Rubik's 'pocket cube'4: Actions of Groups and Groupoids; 4.1 Symmetries, groups and groupoids; 4.1.1 Groups and symmetries; 4.1.2 Actions of groups; 4.2 The action groupoid; 4.3 Symmetries and groupoids; 4.3.1 Groupoids and generalised actions; 4.3.2 Groupoids and symmetries: The restriction of an action groupoid; 4.4 Weinstein's tilings; 4.4.1 Tilings and groupoids; 4.4.2 Local symmetries; 4.5 Cayley's theorem for groupoids; 5: Functors and Transformations; 5.1 Functors; 5.1.1 Functors: Definitions and first examples; 5.1.2 Functors and realisations of categories 

5.2 An interlude: Categories and databases5.2.1 A simple database: Classes and courses; 5.2.2 Databases and functors; 5.3 Homomorphisms of groupoids; 5.3.1 Homomorphisms of groupoids: Basic notions; 5.3.2 Exact sequences of homomorphisms of groupoids; 5.3.3 Homomorphisms of groupoids, direct unions and products of groupoids; 5.3.4 Groupoids of automorphisms; 5.4 Equivalence: Natural transformations; 5.4.1 Equivalence of categories; 5.4.2 The notion of natural transformation; 6. The Structure of Groupoids; 6.1 Normal subgroupoids; 6.2 Simple groupoids 
Summary 
This book offers an introduction to the theory of groupoids and their representations encompassing the standard theory of groups. Using a categorical language, developed from simple examples, the theory of finite groupoids is shown to knit neatly with that of groups and their structure as well as that of their representations is described. The book comprises numerous examples and applications, including wellknown games and puzzles, databases and physics applications. Key concepts have been presented using only basic notions so that it can be used both by students and researchers interested in the subject 
Notes 
6.3 The structure of groupoids: Second structure theorem 

Alberto Ibort is full professor of Applied Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics of the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid, Spain and member of the Mathematical Institute, ICMAT, Madrid, Spain. He has been visiting professor and Fulbright Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley, USA, postdoc at the Université de Paris VI, France and the Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark, and professor of Theoretical Physics at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. His research includes several areas of Mathematics and Mathematical Physics: Functional Analysis, Differential Geometry and more recently algebraic structures on Physics and Engineering, mainly control theory. Miguel A. Rodríguez is full professor in the Department of Theoretical Physics of Universidad Complutense of Madrid, Spain. His teaching is mainly related to courses onMathematics applied to Physics, in particular group theory. He has been visiting professor at Université de Montréal, Canada, University of California at Los Angeles, USA, and Università di Roma Tre, Italy. His research field includes several areas of Mathematical Physics: Integrable Systems, Group Theory, and Difference Equations 

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Subject 
Groupoids.


MATHEMATICS  Algebra  General.


MATHEMATICS  Geometry  General.


MATHEMATICS  Combinatorics.


Groupoids

Form 
Electronic book

Author 
Rodriguez, Miguel A

ISBN 
9781351869577 

1315232944 

1351869574 

9781351869560 

1351869566 

9781351869553 

1351869558 

9781315232942 
