Group Theory: Classes, Representation and Connections, and Applications

Group Theory: Classes, Representation and Connections, and Applications

by Charles W. Danellis


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Group theory studies the algebraic structures known as groups. The concept of a group is central to abstract algebra: other well-known algebraic structures, such as rings, fields, and vector spaces can all be seen as groups endowed with additional operations and axioms. Groups recur throughout mathematics, and the methods of group theory have strongly influenced many parts of algebra. Linear algebraic groups and Lie groups are two branches of group theory that have experienced tremendous advances and have become subject areas in their own right. Various physical systems, such as crystals and the hydrogen atom, can be modelled by symmetry groups. Thus group theory and the closely related representation theory have many applications in physics and chemistry. This new and important book gathers the latest research from around the globe in the study of group theory and highlights such topics as: application of symmetry analysis to the description of ordered structures in crystals, a survey of Lie Group analysis, graph groupoids and representations, and others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608761753
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/01/2010
Series: Mathematics Research Developments Series
Pages: 331
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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