By John Meier
This remarkable new ebook offers the trendy, geometric method of staff conception, in an obtainable and interesting method of the topic. themes comprise team activities, the development of Cayley graphs, and connections to formal language conception and geometry. Theorems are balanced by means of particular examples corresponding to Baumslag-Solitar teams, the Lamplighter crew and Thompson's workforce. simply publicity to undergraduate-level summary algebra is presumed, and from that base the center recommendations and theorems are built and up to date study is explored. routines and figures in the course of the textual content motivate the advance of geometric instinct. perfect for complicated undergraduates trying to deepen their realizing of teams, this ebook can also be of curiosity to graduate scholars and researchers as a steady advent to geometric crew idea.
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