Introduction to group theory /

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Author / Creator:Bogopolʹskij, Oleg Vladimirovič.
Uniform title:Vvedenie v teorii͡u grupp. English
Imprint:Zürich, Switzerland : European Mathematical Society, c2008.
Description:x, 177 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series:EMS textbooks in mathematics
EMS textbooks in mathematics.
Subject:Group theory.
Finite groups.
Combinatorial group theory.
Combinatorial group theory.
Finite groups.
Group theory.
Format: E-Resource Print Book
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Notes:"Originally published by Institute of Computer Sciuence, Moscow-Izhevsk, 2002, under the title: Vvedenie v teorii͡u grupp."
"English edition differs from the Russian original by the addition of a new Chapter 3."
Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-172) and index.
Summary:"This book quickly introduces beginners to general group theory and then focuses on three main themes: finite group theory, including sporadic groups; combinatorial and geometric group theory, including the Bass-Serre theory of groups acting on trees; and the theory of train tracks by Bestvina and Handel for automorphisms of free groups." "With its many examples, exercises, and full solutions to selected exercises, this text provides a gentle introduction that is ideal for self-study and an excellent preparation for applications. A feature of the presentation is that algebraic and geometric techniques are balanced. The beautiful theory of train tracks is illustrated by two nontrivial examples. Presupposing only a basic knowledge of algebra, the book is addressed to anyone interested in group theory: from advanced undergraduate and graduate students to specialists."--BOOK JACKET.