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Characters and Blocks of Finite Groups

Characters and Blocks of Finite Groups

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  • Date Published: May 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521595131

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  • This is a clear, accessible and up-to-date exposition of modular representation theory of finite groups from a character-theoretic viewpoint. After a short review of the necessary background material, the early chapters introduce Brauer characters and blocks and develop their basic properties. The next three chapters study and prove Brauer's first, second and third main theorems in turn. These results are then applied to prove a major application of finite groups, the Glauberman Z*-theorem. Later chapters examine Brauer characters in more detail. The relationship between blocks and normal subgroups is also explored and the modular characters and blocks in p-solvable groups are discussed. Finally, the character theory of groups with a Sylow p-subgroup of order p is studied. Each chapter concludes with a set of problems. The book is aimed at graduate students, with some previous knowledge of ordinary character theory, and researchers studying the representation theory of finite groups.

    • Clear and simple exposition
    • No other recent book dealing with character theory approach
    • Can be used as an advanced text
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    • Date Published: May 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521595131
    • length: 300 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Algebras
    2. Brauer characters
    3. Blocks
    4. The first main theorem
    5. The second main theorem
    6. The third main theorem
    7. The Z*-theorem
    8. Brauer characters as characters
    9. Blocks and normal subgroups
    10. Characters and blocks in p-solvable groups
    11. Groups with Sylow p-subgroups of order p
    Notation
    Bibliographic notes
    References
    Index.

  • Author

    Gabriel Navarro, Universitat de València, Spain

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