Now in paperback this is the second of two volumes that will provide an introdcution to modern developments in the representation theory of finite groups and associative algebras. The subject is viewed from the perspective of homological algebra and the theory of representations of finite dimensional algebras; the author emphasises modular representations and the homological algebra associated with their categories.This volume concentrates on the cohomology of groups, always with representations in view.
"...a very welcome addition to the existing classical literature on representation theory and cohomology of finite groups....fascinating reading for someone who already has a basic knowledge of representation theory and cohomology ...I can recommend this book highly to anyone who works with representation theory and cohomology of finite groups." K. W. Roggenkamp, Mathematical Reviews
1. Background material from rings and modules; 2. Homological algebra; 3. Modules for group algebra; 4. Methods from the representation of algebra; 5. Representation rings and Burnside rings; 6. Block theory.