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By John F. Humphreys

This booklet is a transparent and self-contained advent to the idea of teams. it's written with the purpose of stimulating and inspiring undergraduates and primary 12 months postgraduates to determine extra concerning the topic. All themes more likely to be encountered in undergraduate classes are coated. a number of labored examples and routines are incorporated. The routines have approximately all been attempted and demonstrated on scholars, and whole options are given. every one bankruptcy ends with a precis of the cloth coated and notes at the historical past and improvement of crew concept. the topics of the booklet are quite a few type difficulties in (finite) team conception. Introductory chapters clarify the options of team, subgroup and basic subgroup, and quotient team. The Homomorphism and Isomorphism Theorems are then mentioned, and, after an advent to G-sets, the Sylow Theorems are proved. next chapters take care of finite abelian teams, the Jordan-Holder Theorem, soluble teams, p-groups, and team extensions. eventually there's a dialogue of the finite basic teams and their type, which was once accomplished within the Nineteen Eighties after 100 years of attempt.

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