9780521337816-052133781X-Introduction to Group Characters

Introduction to Group Characters

ISBN-13: 9780521337816
ISBN-10: 052133781X
Edition: 2
Author: Ledermann, Walter
Publication date: 1987
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 240 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780521337816
ISBN-10: 052133781X
Edition: 2
Author: Ledermann, Walter
Publication date: 1987
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 240 pages

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Acknowledged authors Ledermann, Walter wrote Introduction to Group Characters comprising 240 pages back in 1987. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 052133781X and 9780521337816. Since then Introduction to Group Characters textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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To an algebraist the theory of group characters presents one of those fascinating situations, where the structure of an abstract system is elucidated by a unique set of numbers inherent in the system. But the subject also has a practical aspect, since group characters have gained importance in several branches of science, in which considerations of symmetry play a decisive part. This is an introductory text, suitable for final-year undergraduates or postgraduate students. The only prerequisites are a standard knowledge of linear algebra and a modest acquaintance with group theory. Especial care has been taken to explain how group characters are computed. The character tables of most of the familiar accessible groups are either constructed in the text or included amongst the exercise, all of which are supplied with solutions. The chapter on permutation groups contains a detailed account of the characters of the symmetric group based on the generating function of Frobenius and on the Schur functions. The exposition has been made self-sufficient by the inclusion of auxiliary material on skew-symmetric polynomials, determinants and symmetric functions.

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