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Representation Theory of Finite Groups: Algebra and Arithmetic
 
Steven H. Weintraub Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Representation Theory of Finite Groups: Algebra and Arithmetic
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Representation Theory of Finite Groups: Algebra and Arithmetic
Steven H. Weintraub Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Hardcover ISBN:  978-0-8218-3222-6
Product Code:  GSM/59
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Hardcover ISBN:  978-0-8218-3222-6
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  • Book Details
     
     
    Graduate Studies in Mathematics
    Volume: 592003; 212 pp
    MSC: Primary 20;

    “We explore widely in the valley of ordinary representations, and we take the reader over the mountain pass leading to the valley of modular representations, to a point from which (s)he can survey this valley, but we do not attempt to widely explore it. We hope the reader will be sufficiently fascinated by the scenery to further explore both valleys on his/her own.”

    from the Preface

    Representation theory plays important roles in geometry, algebra, analysis, and mathematical physics. In particular, it has been one of the great tools in the study and classification of finite groups. The theory contains some particularly beautiful results: Frobenius's theorem, Burnside's theorem, Artin's theorem, Brauer's theorem—all of which are covered in this textbook. Some seem uninspiring at first but prove to be quite useful. Others are clearly deep from the outset. And when a group (finite or otherwise) acts on something else (as a set of symmetries, for example), one ends up with a natural representation of the group.

    This book is an introduction to the representation theory of finite groups from an algebraic point of view, regarding representations as modules over the group algebra. The approach is to develop the requisite algebra in reasonable generality and then to specialize it to the case of group representations. Methods and results particular to group representations, such as characters and induced representations, are developed in depth. Arithmetic comes into play when considering the field of definition of a representation, especially for subfields of the complex numbers. The book has an extensive development of the semisimple case, where the characteristic of the field is zero or is prime to the order of the group, and builds the foundations of the modular case, where the characteristic of the field divides the order of the group.

    The book assumes only the material of a standard graduate course in algebra. It is suitable as a text for a year-long graduate course. The subject is of interest to students of algebra, number theory and algebraic geometry. The systematic treatment presented here makes the book also valuable as a reference.

    Readership

    Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in algebra, representation theory, number theory, and algebraic geometry.

  • Table of Contents
     
     
    • Chapters
    • Chapter 1. Introduction
    • Chapter 2. Semisimple rings and modules
    • Chapter 3. Semisimple group representations
    • Chapter 4. Induced representations and applications
    • Chapter 5. Introduction to modular representations
    • Chapter 6. General rings and modules
    • Chapter 7. Modular group representations
    • Chapter 8. Some useful results
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Volume: 592003; 212 pp
MSC: Primary 20;

“We explore widely in the valley of ordinary representations, and we take the reader over the mountain pass leading to the valley of modular representations, to a point from which (s)he can survey this valley, but we do not attempt to widely explore it. We hope the reader will be sufficiently fascinated by the scenery to further explore both valleys on his/her own.”

from the Preface

Representation theory plays important roles in geometry, algebra, analysis, and mathematical physics. In particular, it has been one of the great tools in the study and classification of finite groups. The theory contains some particularly beautiful results: Frobenius's theorem, Burnside's theorem, Artin's theorem, Brauer's theorem—all of which are covered in this textbook. Some seem uninspiring at first but prove to be quite useful. Others are clearly deep from the outset. And when a group (finite or otherwise) acts on something else (as a set of symmetries, for example), one ends up with a natural representation of the group.

This book is an introduction to the representation theory of finite groups from an algebraic point of view, regarding representations as modules over the group algebra. The approach is to develop the requisite algebra in reasonable generality and then to specialize it to the case of group representations. Methods and results particular to group representations, such as characters and induced representations, are developed in depth. Arithmetic comes into play when considering the field of definition of a representation, especially for subfields of the complex numbers. The book has an extensive development of the semisimple case, where the characteristic of the field is zero or is prime to the order of the group, and builds the foundations of the modular case, where the characteristic of the field divides the order of the group.

The book assumes only the material of a standard graduate course in algebra. It is suitable as a text for a year-long graduate course. The subject is of interest to students of algebra, number theory and algebraic geometry. The systematic treatment presented here makes the book also valuable as a reference.

Readership

Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in algebra, representation theory, number theory, and algebraic geometry.

  • Chapters
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Chapter 2. Semisimple rings and modules
  • Chapter 3. Semisimple group representations
  • Chapter 4. Induced representations and applications
  • Chapter 5. Introduction to modular representations
  • Chapter 6. General rings and modules
  • Chapter 7. Modular group representations
  • Chapter 8. Some useful results
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Permission – for use of book, eBook, or Journal content
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