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This is the first book to contain a rigorous construction and uniqueness proof for the largest and most famous sporadic simple group, the Monster. The author provides a systematic exposition of the theory of the Monster group, which remains largely unpublished despite great interest from both mathematicians and physicists due to its intrinsic connection with various areas in mathematics, including reflection groups, modular forms and conformal field theory.Read more
- Contains elementary definitions of Majorana involutions for beginners in the subject
- Provides an example of a complete treatment of the method of group amalgams
- A useful resource for any mathematician using finite group theory
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'This book contains the basic knowledge on the Monster group in a very accessible way. some results are published in this book for the first time. Many are not even easily found in literature. Hence the book is a very good source for any group theorist who is interested in sporadic simple groups.' Zentralblatt MATH
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- Date Published: April 2009
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521889940
- length: 266 pages
- dimensions: 233 x 160 x 20 mm
- weight: 0.54kg
- contains: 15 tables
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. M24 and all that
2. The Monster amalgam M
3. 196 883-representation of M
4. 2-local geometries
5. Griess algebra
6. Automorphisms of Griess algebra
7. Important subgroups
8. Majorana involutions
9. The Monster graph
10. Fischer's story
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