Symmetry and characters of finite groups

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Symmetry and characters of finite groups

Over the last two centuries mathematicians have developed an elegant abstract framework to study the natural idea of symmetry. The aim of this snapshot is to gently guide the interested reader through these ideas. In particular, we introduce finite groups and their representations and try to indicate their central role in understanding symmetry. 

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Mathematical subjects

Algebra and Number Theory


Eugenio Giannelli, Jay Taylor
Senior Editor:
Carla Cederbaum
Junior Editor:
Sabiha Tokus


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