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Representations of Elementary Abelian p-Groups and Vector Bundles

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Part of Cambridge Tracts in Mathematics

  • Date Published: November 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107174177

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  • Questions about modular representation theory of finite groups can often be reduced to elementary abelian subgroups. This is the first book to offer a detailed study of the representation theory of elementary abelian groups, bringing together information from many papers and journals, as well as unpublished research. Special attention is given to recent work on modules of constant Jordan type, and the methods involve producing and examining vector bundles on projective space and their Chern classes. Extensive background material is provided, which will help the reader to understand vector bundles and their Chern classes from an algebraic point of view, and to apply this to modular representation theory of elementary abelian groups. The final section, addressing problems and directions for future research, will also help to stimulate further developments in the subject. With no similar books on the market, this will be an invaluable resource for graduate students and researchers working in representation theory.

    • A coherent account of developments in the field, providing all of the relevant background material in one place
    • Develops the recent idea of using the theory of Chern classes of vector bundles on projective space to obtain information about modules for elementary abelian p-groups
    • Includes a section with problems and directions for future research
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    'In summary, this book provides a thorough introduction to the theory of the correspondence between modular representations of elementary abelian groups and vector bundles over projective space. In it the reader will find results from the literature, as well as new contributions to the field. It provides all of the background necessary to understand the material, and provides a lot of interesting examples as well as open problems.' Alan Koch, Mathematical Reviews

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    • Date Published: November 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107174177
    • length: 348 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Introduction
    1. Modular representations and elementary abelian groups
    2. Cyclic groups of order p
    3. Background from algebraic geometry
    4. Jordan type
    5. Modules of constant Jordan type
    6. Vector bundles on projective space
    7. Chern classes
    8. Modules of constant Jordan type and vector bundles
    9. Examples
    10. Restrictions coming from Chern numbers
    11. Orlov's correspondence
    12. Phenomenology of modules over elementary abelian p-groups
    A. Modules for Z/p
    B. Problems
    References
    Index.

  • Author

    David J. Benson, University of Aberdeen
    David J. Benson is currently the Sixth Century Professor of Mathematics at the University of Aberdeen. He has authored a number of books, including Representations and Cohomology (Cambridge, 1991) and Polynomial Invariants of Finite Groups (Cambridge, 1993).

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