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Abstract Root Subgroups and Simple Groups of Lie-Type / Edition 1

Abstract Root Subgroups and Simple Groups of Lie-Type / Edition 1

by Franz G. TimmesfeldFranz G. Timmesfeld


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This book systematically treats the theory of groups generated by a conjugacy class of subgroups, satisfying certain generational properties on pairs of subgroups. For finite groups, this theory has been developed in the 1970s mainly by M. Aschbacher, B. Fischer and the author. It was extended to arbitrary groups in the 1990s by the author. The theory of abstract root subgroups is an important tool to study and classify simple classical and Lie-type groups.

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ISBN-13: 9783764365325
Publisher: Birkhäuser Basel
Publication date: 08/24/2001
Series: Monographs in Mathematics , #95
Edition description: 2001
Pages: 389
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

I Rank One Groups.- § 1 Definition, examples, basic properties.- § 2 On the structure of rank one groups.- § 3 Quadratic modules.- § 4 Rank one groups and buildings.- § 5 Structure and embeddings of special rank one groups.- II Abstract Root Subgroups.- § 1 Definitions and examples.- § 2 Basic properties of groups generated by abstract root subgroups.- § 3 Triangle groups.- §4 The radical R(G).- § 5 Abstract root subgroups and Lie type groups.- III Classification Theory.- § 1 Abstract transvection groups.- § 2 The action of G on—.- § 3 The linear groups and EK6.- § 4 Moufang hexagons.- § 5 The orthogonal groups.- §6 D4(k).- § 7 Metasymplectic spaces.- §8 E6(k),E7(k) and E8(k).- § 9 The classification theorems.- IV Root involutions.- § 1 General properties of groups generated by root involutions.- § 2 Root subgroups.- § 3 The Root Structure Theorem.- § 4 The Rank Two Case.- V Applications.- § 1 Quadratic pairs.- § 2 Subgroups generated by root elements.- §3 Local BN-pairs.- References.- Symbol Index.

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