The Subgroup Structure of the Finite Classical Groups

The Subgroup Structure of the Finite Classical Groups

by Peter B. Kleidman, Martin W. Liebeck
     
 

ISBN-10: 052135949X

ISBN-13: 9780521359498

Pub. Date: 01/28/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

With the classification of the finite simple groups complete, much work has gone into the study of maximal subgroups of almost simple groups. In this volume the authors investigate the maximal subgroups of the finite classical groups and present research into these groups as well as proving many new results. In particular, the authors develop a unified treatment of

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Overview

With the classification of the finite simple groups complete, much work has gone into the study of maximal subgroups of almost simple groups. In this volume the authors investigate the maximal subgroups of the finite classical groups and present research into these groups as well as proving many new results. In particular, the authors develop a unified treatment of the theory of the 'geometric subgroups' of the classical groups, introduced by Aschbacher, and they answer the questions of maximality and conjugacy and obtain the precise shapes of these groups. Both authors are experts in the field and the book will be of considerable value not only to group theorists, but also to combinatorialists and geometers interested in these techniques and results. Graduate students will find it a very readable introduction to the topic and it will bring them to the very forefront of research in group theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521359498
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Series:
London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series, #129
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

1. Motivation and setting for the results; 2. Basic properties of the classical groups; 3. The statement of the main theorem; 4. The structure and conjugacy of the members of C; 5. Properties of the finite simple groups; 6. Non-maximal subgroups in C: the examples; 7. Determining the maximality of members of C, Part I; 8. Determining the maximality of members of C, Part II.

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