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Algebra VII : Combinatorial Group Theory Applications to Geometry - Dr. D. J. Collins

Algebra VII

Combinatorial Group Theory Applications to Geometry


Published: 1st September 1993
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This volume of the EMS consists of two parts. The first entitled Combinatorial Group Theory and Fundamental Groups, written by Collins and Zieschang, provides a readable and comprehensive description of that part of group theory which has its roots in topology in the theory of the fundamental group and the theory of discrete groups of transformations. Throughout the emphasis is on the rich interplay between the algebra and the topology and geometry. The second part by Grigorchuk and Kurchanov is a survey of recent work on groups relating to topological manifolds, dealing with equations in groups, particularly in surface groups and free groups, a study in terms of groups of Heegaard decompositions and algorithmic aspects of the Poincare conjecture, as well as the notion of the growth of groups. The authors have included a list of open problems, some of which have not been considered previously. Both parts contain numerous examples, outlines of proofs and full references to the literature. The book will be very useful as a reference and guide to researchers and graduate students in algebra and topology.

From the reviews: "... The book under review consists of two monographs on geometric aspects of group theory ... Together, these two articles form a wide-ranging survey of combinatorial group theory, with emphasis very much on the geometric roots of the subject. This will be a useful reference work for the expert, as well as providing an overview of the subject for the outsider or novice. Many different topics are described and explored, with the main results presented but not proved. This allows the interested reader to get the flavour of these topics without becoming bogged down in detail. Both articles give comprehensive bibliographies, so that it is possible to use this book as the starting point for a more detailed study of a particular topic of interest. ..." Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society, 1996

Combinatorial Group Theory and Fundamental Groups
Some Questions of Group Theory Related to Geometry
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ISBN: 9783540547006
ISBN-10: 3540547002
Series: Encyclopaedia of Mathematical Sciences
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 242
Published: 1st September 1993
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 1.19