# Finite Generalized Quadrangles: Second Edition

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*Stanley E. Payne; Joseph A. Thas*

A publication of the European Mathematical Society

Generalized quadrangles (GQ) were formally introduced by J. Tits in
1959 to describe geometric properties of simple groups of Lie type of
rank 2. The first edition of

The second edition is essentially a reprint of the first edition. It is
a careful rendering into &latex; of the original, along with an appendix that
brings to the attention of the reader those major new results pertaining to GQ,
especially in those areas where the authors of this work have made a
contribution.

The first edition has been out of print for many years. The new edition makes
available again this classical reference in the rapidly increasing field of
finite geometries.

A publication of the European Mathematical Society (EMS). Distributed within the Americas by the American Mathematical Society.

#### Readership

Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in generalized quadrangles.