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Profinite Groups / Edition 2
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Profinite Groups / Edition 2

by Luis Ribes, Pavel Zalesskii
 

ISBN-10: 3642016413

ISBN-13: 9783642016417

Pub. Date: 02/24/2010

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

The aim of this book is to serve both as an introduction to profinite groups and as a reference for specialists in some areas of the theory. The book is reasonably self-contained. Profinite groups are Galois groups. As such they are of interest in algebraic number theory. Much of recent research on abstract infinite groups is related to profinite groups because

Overview

The aim of this book is to serve both as an introduction to profinite groups and as a reference for specialists in some areas of the theory. The book is reasonably self-contained. Profinite groups are Galois groups. As such they are of interest in algebraic number theory. Much of recent research on abstract infinite groups is related to profinite groups because residually finite groups are naturally embedded in a profinite group. In addition to basic facts about general profinite groups, the book emphasizes free constructions (particularly free profinite groups and the structure of their subgroups). Homology and cohomology is described with a minimum of prerequisites.

This second edition contains three new appendices dealing with a new characterization of free profinite groups, presentations of pro-p groups and a new conceptually simpler approach to the proof of some classical subgroup theorems. Throughout the text there are additions in the form of new results, improved proofs, typographical corrections, and an enlarged bibliography. The list of open questions has been updated; comments and references have been added about those previously open problems that have been solved after the first edition appeared.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642016417
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
02/24/2010
Series:
Ergebnisse der Mathematik und ihrer Grenzgebiete. 3. Folge / A Series of Modern Surveys in Mathematics , #40
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2010
Pages:
483
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.06(d)

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Table of Contents

Inverse and Direct Limits.- Profinite Groups.- Free Profinite Groups.- Some Special Profinite Groups.- Discrete and Profinite Modules.- Homology and Cohomology of Profinite Groups.- Cohomological Dimension.- Normal Subgroups of Free Pro?-? Groups.- Free Constructions of Profinite Groups.

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