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London Mathematical Society Student Texts: Groups, Graphs and Trees: An Introduction to the Geometry of Infinite Groups Series Number 73 (Paperback)
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London Mathematical Society Student Texts: Groups, Graphs and Trees: An Introduction to the Geometry of Infinite Groups Series Number 73 (Paperback)

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Paperback 244 Pages / Published: 31/07/2008
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Presenting groups in a formal, abstract algebraic manner is both useful and powerful, yet it avoids a fascinating geometric perspective on group theory - which is also useful and powerful, particularly in the study of infinite groups. This book presents the modern, geometric approach to group theory, in an accessible and engaging approach to the subject. Topics include group actions, the construction of Cayley graphs, and connections to formal language theory and geometry. Theorems are balanced by specific examples such as Baumslag-Solitar groups, the Lamplighter group and Thompson's group. Only exposure to undergraduate-level abstract algebra is presumed, and from that base the core techniques and theorems are developed and recent research is explored. Exercises and figures throughout the text encourage the development of geometric intuition. Ideal for advanced undergraduates looking to deepen their understanding of groups, this book will also be of interest to graduate students and researchers as a gentle introduction to geometric group theory.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521719773
Number of pages: 244
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 224 x 150 x 13 mm


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'Meier has the rare ability to make complex concepts accessible to novices while simultaneously challenging the experienced. ... With well-chosen illustrations and examples, Meier succeeds brilliantly in this unique approach.' SciTech Book News
'... totally accessible to undergraduate students and would be a good textbook for an advanced undergraduate course in group theory, or a graduate course in geometric group theory.' Mathematical Review
'... an excellent introduction to geometric group theory. ... Carefully chosen examples are an essential part of the exposition and they really help to understand general constructions.' EMS Newsletter
"Meier has the rare ability to make complex concepts accessible to novices while simultaneously challenging the experienced... With well-chosen illustrations and examples, Meier succeeds brilliantly in this unique approach." Book News
"It is totally accessible to undergraduate students and would be a good textbook for an advanced undergraduate course in group theory, or a graduate course in geometric group theory." Dmytro M. Savchuk, SUNY Binghamton for Mathematical Reviews

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