Groups and Symmetry - Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics (Hardback)
  • Groups and Symmetry - Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics (Hardback)

Groups and Symmetry - Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics (Hardback)

Hardback 187 Pages / Published: 27/02/1997
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This is a gentle introduction to the vocabulary and many of the highlights of elementary group theory. Written in an informal style, the material is divided into short sections, each of which deals with an important result or a new idea. Includes more than 300 exercises and approximately 60 illustrations.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
ISBN: 9780387966755
Number of pages: 187
Weight: 1040 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 12 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 1988. Corr. 2nd printing 1997


M.A. Armstrong

Groups and Symmetry

"This book is a gentle introductory text on group theory and its application to the measurement of symmetry. It covers most of the material that one might expect to see in an undergraduate course . . . The theory is amplified, exemplified and properly related to what this part of algebra is really for by discussion of a wide variety of geometrical phenomena in which groups measure symmetry. Overall, the author's plan, to base his treatment on the premise that groups and symmetry go together, is a very good one, and the book deserves to succeed."-MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS

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