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Polycyclic Groups

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Part of Cambridge Tracts in Mathematics

  • Date Published: November 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521023948

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  • The theory of polycyclic groups is a branch of infinite group theory which has a rather different flavour from the rest of that subject. This book is a comprehensive account of the present state of this theory. As well as providing a connected and self-contained account of the group-theoretical background, it explains in detail how deep methods of number theory and algebraic group theory have been used to achieve some very recent and rather spectacular advances in the subject. Up to now, most of this material has only been available in scattered research journals, and some of it is new. This book is the only unified account of these developments, and will be of interest to mathematicians doing research in algebra, and to postgraduate students studying that subject.

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    • Date Published: November 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521023948
    • length: 304 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 155 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.461kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Notation
    1. The elements, 2. Mal'cev's theorems
    3. Extensions
    4. Arithmetical methods
    5. Faithful representations
    6. On unipotent groups
    7. Semi-simple splitting
    8. Soluble Z-linear groups
    9. A finiteness theorem
    10. Polycyclic groups with isomorphic finite quotients
    11. Examples
    Appendix
    References
    Index.

  • Author

    Daniel Segal

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