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Book DetailsContemporary MathematicsVolume: 511; 2010; 200 ppMSC: Primary 20; 17; 18
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.
ReadershipGraduate students and research mathematicians interested in group theory and computation.

Table of Contents

Articles

Bret Benesh — The probabilistic zeta function [ MR 2655289 ]

Bettina Eick and Tobias Rossmann — Periodicities for graphs of $p$groups beyond coclass [ MR 2655290 ]

Graham Ellis, Hamid Mohammadzadeh and Hamid Tavallaee — Computing covers of Lie algebras [ MR 2655291 ]

Derek F. Holt — Enumerating subgroups of the symmetric group [ MR 2655292 ]

David A. Jackson, Anthony M. Gaglione and Dennis Spellman — Weight five basic commutators as relators [ MR 2655293 ]

Primož Moravec and Robert Fitzgerald Morse — Basic commutators as relations: a computational perspective [ MR 2655294 ]

LuiseCharlotte Kappe and Gabriela Mendoza — Groups of minimal order which are not $n$power closed [ MR 2655295 ]

LuiseCharlotte Kappe and Joanne L. Redden — On the covering number of small alternating groups [ MR 2655296 ]

Arturo Magidin and Robert Fitzgerald Morse — Certain homological functors of 2generator $p$groups of class 2 [ MR 2655297 ]

Marc Röder — Geometric algorithms for resolutions for Bieberbach groups [ MR 2655298 ]

Francesco Russo — Nonabelian tensor product of soluble minimax groups [ MR 2655299 ]

Jack Schmidt — Finite groups have short rewriting systems [ MR 2655300 ]


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

Articles

Bret Benesh — The probabilistic zeta function [ MR 2655289 ]

Bettina Eick and Tobias Rossmann — Periodicities for graphs of $p$groups beyond coclass [ MR 2655290 ]

Graham Ellis, Hamid Mohammadzadeh and Hamid Tavallaee — Computing covers of Lie algebras [ MR 2655291 ]

Derek F. Holt — Enumerating subgroups of the symmetric group [ MR 2655292 ]

David A. Jackson, Anthony M. Gaglione and Dennis Spellman — Weight five basic commutators as relators [ MR 2655293 ]

Primož Moravec and Robert Fitzgerald Morse — Basic commutators as relations: a computational perspective [ MR 2655294 ]

LuiseCharlotte Kappe and Gabriela Mendoza — Groups of minimal order which are not $n$power closed [ MR 2655295 ]

LuiseCharlotte Kappe and Joanne L. Redden — On the covering number of small alternating groups [ MR 2655296 ]

Arturo Magidin and Robert Fitzgerald Morse — Certain homological functors of 2generator $p$groups of class 2 [ MR 2655297 ]

Marc Röder — Geometric algorithms for resolutions for Bieberbach groups [ MR 2655298 ]

Francesco Russo — Nonabelian tensor product of soluble minimax groups [ MR 2655299 ]

Jack Schmidt — Finite groups have short rewriting systems [ MR 2655300 ]