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Model Theory of Groups and Automorphism Groups

Model Theory of Groups and Automorphism Groups

Part of London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series

  • Date Published: September 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521589550


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  • This volume surveys recent interactions between model theory and other branches of mathematics, notably group theory. Beginning with an introductory chapter describing relevant background material, the book contains contributions from many leading international figures in this area. Topics described include automorphism groups of algebraically closed fields, the model theory of pseudo-finite fields and applications to the subgroup structure of finite Chevalley groups. Model theory of modules, and aspects of model theory of various classes of groups, including free groups, are also discussed. The book also contains the first comprehensive survey of finite covers. Many new proofs and simplifications of recent results are presented and the articles contain many open problems. This book will be a suitable guide for graduate students and a useful reference for researchers working in model theory and algebra.

    • Contains introductory material, articles include many open problems
    • Contributors are leading international figures in the field
    • In highly respected series
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    'The interesting articles range from purely group theoretic ones to mainly model theoretic ones … and reflect impressively the prolific interaction between these two fields.' Monatshefte für Mathematik

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521589550
    • length: 232 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.315kg
    • contains: 7 b/w illus. 14 music examples 14 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Finite covers
    3. Definable subgroups of algebraic groups over pseudo-finite fields
    4. Groups in pseudo-finite fields
    5. The groups of automorphisms of the field of complex numbers leaving fixed the algebraic numbers are simple
    6. The automorphism groups of the field of complex numbers are complete
    7. The algebra of an age
    8. Elimination of inverses in groups
    9. Model-theoretic properties of polycyclic-by-finite groups
    10. Non-standard free groups
    11. Finitely generated subgroups of the free Z(t)-group on two generators
    12. Rings of definable scalars and biendomorphism rings
    13. Recent results on simple first-order theories.

  • Editor

    David M. Evans, University of East Anglia

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