**Contemporary Mathematics**

Volume: 511;
2010;
200 pp;
Softcover

MSC: Primary 20; 17; 18;

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# Computational Group Theory and the Theory of Groups, II

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*Luise-Charlotte Kappe; Arturo Magidin; Robert Fitzgerald Morse*

This volume consists of contributions by
researchers who were invited to the Harlaxton Conference on
Computational Group Theory and Cohomology, held in August of 2008, and
to the AMS Special Session on Computational Group Theory, held in
October 2008.

This volume showcases examples of how Computational Group Theory
can be applied to a wide range of theoretical aspects of group
theory. Among the problems studied in this book are classification of
\(p\)-groups, covers of Lie groups, resolutions of Bieberbach
groups, and the study of the lower central series of free groups. This
volume also includes expository articles on the probabilistic zeta
function of a group and on enumerating subgroups of symmetric
groups.

Researchers and graduate students working in all areas of Group
Theory will find many examples of how Computational Group Theory helps
at various stages of the research process, from developing conjectures
through the verification stage. These examples will suggest to the
mathematician ways to incorporate Computational Group Theory into
their own research endeavors.

#### Table of Contents

# Table of Contents

## Computational Group Theory and the Theory of Groups, II

- Contents v6 free
- Preface vii8 free
- The probabilistic zeta function 110 free
- Periodicities for graphs of p-groups beyond coclass 1120
- Computing covers of Lie algebras 2534
- Enumerating subgroups of the symmetric group 3342
- Weight five basic commutators as relators 3948
- 1. Introduction 4049
- 2. Preliminary results 4251
- 3. Rank 3 4655
- 4. Rank 4 6574
- 5. Rank 5 and greater 7584
- Appendix A. A list of critical commutators in rank 3 7887
- Appendix B. Some important weight six basic commutators 7988
- Appendix C. Some important transformations of nonbasic commutators 8089
- References 8190

- Basic commutators as relations: A computational perspective 8392
- Groups of minimal order which are not n-power closed 93102
- On the covering number of small alternating groups 109118
- Certain homological functors of 2-generator p-groups of class 2 127136
- Geometric algorithms for resolutions for Bieberbach groups 167176
- Nonabelian tensor product of soluble minimax groups 179188
- Finite groups have short rewriting systems 185194

#### Readership

Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in group theory and computation.