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Representations & Characters of Grou 2ND Editionby G D James
Synopses & Reviews
This is the second edition of the popular textbook on representation theory of finite groups. The authors have revised the text greatly and included new chapters on Characters of GL(2,q) and Permutations and Characters. The theory is developed in terms of modules, since this is appropriate for more advanced work, but considerable emphasis is placed upon constructing characters. The character tables of many groups are given, including all groups of order less than 32, and all but one of the simple groups of order less than 1000. Each chapter is accompanied by a variety of exercises, and full solutions to all the exercises are provided at the end of the book.
Book News Annotation:
For students who have completed first undergraduate courses involving group theory and linear algebra, the text introduces the representational theory of groups, which is concerned with the ways of writing a group as a group of matrices. The first edition appeared in 1993; the second includes new chapters on the character tables of an infinite series of groups, and permutation groups.
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This work is the second edition of a textbook on representation theory of finite groups.
'This book provides a modern introduction to the representation theory of finite groups.'
This is the second edition of the popular textbook on representation theory of finite groups.
Table of Contents
1. Groups and homomorphisms; 2. Vector spaces and linear transformations; 3. Group representations; 4. FG-modules; 5. FG-submodules; 6. Group algebras; 7. FG-homomorphisms; 8. Mashcke's theorem; 9. Schur's lemma; 10. Irreducible modules and the group algebra; 11. More on the group algebra; 12. Conjugacy classes; 13. Characters; 14. Inner products of characters; 15. The number of irreducible characters; 16. Character tables and orthogonality relations; 17. Normal subgroups and lifted characters; 18. Some elementary character tables; 19. Tensor products; 20. Restriction to a subgroup; 21. Induced modules and characters; 22. Algebraic integers; 23. Real representations; 24. Summary of properties of character tables; 25. Characters of groups of order pq; 26. Characters of some p-groups; 27. Character table of the simple group of order 168; 28. Character table of GL(2,q); 29. Permutations and characters; 30. Applications to group theory; 31. Burnside's theorem; 32. An application of representation theory to molecular vibration.
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