The classification of the finite simple groups is one of the major feats of contemporary mathematical research, but its proof has never been completely extricated from the journal literature in which it first appeared. This book serves as an introduction to a series devoted to organizing and simplifying the proof. The purpose of the series is to present as direct and coherent a proof as is possible with existing techniques. This first volume, which sets up the structure for the entire series, begins with largely informal discussions of the relationship between the Classification Theorem and the general structure of finite groups, as well as the general strategy to be followed in the series and a comparison with the original proof. Also listed are background results from the literature that will be used in subsequent volumes. Next, the authors formally present the structure of the proof and the plan for the series of volumes in the form of two grids, giving the main case division of the proof as well as the principal milestones in the analysis of each case. Thumbnail sketches are given of the ten or so principal methods underlying the proof. This book is intended for first- or second-year graduate students/researchers in group theory.
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Descrizione libro Amer Mathematical Society, 1994. Condizione libro: Very Good. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP85716222
Descrizione libro Amer Mathematical Society, 1994. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP92115906
Descrizione libro Amer Mathematical Society. Condizione libro: Very Good. Used - Very Good. Ex-library, but has been well cared for. Codice libro della libreria Z1-Q-009-01680
Descrizione libro Amer Mathematical Society. Condizione libro: Good. Ex-library, so some stamps and wear, and may have sticker on cover, but in good overall condition. Codice libro della libreria Z1-C-041-01450