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By Vaughn Climenhaga, Anatole Katok

Teams come up clearly as symmetries of geometric gadgets, and so teams can be utilized to appreciate geometry and topology. Conversely, you could examine summary teams by utilizing geometric options and eventually by way of treating teams themselves as geometric items. This ebook explores those connections among team concept and geometry, introducing a number of the major principles of transformation teams, algebraic topology, and geometric crew idea. the 1st 1/2 the ebook introduces uncomplicated notions of team idea and stories symmetry teams in quite a few geometries, together with Euclidean, projective, and hyperbolic. The type of Euclidean isometries results in effects on average polyhedra and polytopes; the research of symmetry teams utilizing matrices ends up in Lie teams and Lie algebras. the second one half the e-book explores rules from algebraic topology and geometric staff concept. the basic staff appears to be like as another team linked to a geometrical item and seems to be a symmetry workforce utilizing masking areas and deck differences. within the different course, Cayley graphs, planar versions, and primary domain names look as geometric gadgets linked to teams. the ultimate bankruptcy discusses teams themselves as geometric gadgets, together with a gradual creation to Gromov's theorem on polynomial development and Grigorchuk's instance of intermediate development. The ebook is available to undergraduate scholars (and an individual else) with a heritage in calculus, linear algebra, and simple genuine research, together with topological notions of convergence and connectedness. This booklet is end result of the the MASS path in algebra at Penn country college within the fall semester of 2009. This ebook is released in cooperation with arithmetic complicated learn Semesters.

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