© 1995

Finite and Locally Finite Groups

  • B. Hartley
  • G. M. Seitz
  • A. V. Borovik
  • R. M. Bryant

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 471)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. B. Hartley
    Pages 1-44
  3. G. M. Seitz
    Pages 45-70
  4. R. E. Phillips
    Pages 111-146
  5. U. Meierfrankenfeld
    Pages 189-212
  6. A. E. Zalesskiĭ
    Pages 219-246
  7. R. M. Bryant
    Pages 327-346
  8. A. Turull
    Pages 377-400
  9. A. Shalev
    Pages 401-450
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 451-458

About this book


This volume contains the proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Finite and Locally Finite Groups held in Istanbul, Turkey, 14-27 August 1994, at which there were about 90 participants from some 16 different countries. The ASI received generous financial support from the Scientific Affairs Division of NATO. INTRODUCTION A locally finite group is a group in which every finite set of elements is contained in a finite subgroup. The study of locally finite groups began with Schur's result that a periodic linear group is, in fact, locally finite. The simple locally finite groups are of particular interest. In view of the classification of the finite simple groups and advances in representation theory, it is natural to pursue classification theorems for simple locally finite groups. This was one of the central themes of the Istanbul conference and significant progress is reported herein. The theory of simple locally finite groups intersects many areas of group theory and representation theory, so this served as a focus for several articles in the volume. Every simple locally finite group has what is known as a Kegel cover. This is a collection of pairs {(G , Ni) liE I}, where I is an index set, each group Gi is finite, i Ni


Group theory algebra algebraic group character theory finite group representation theory

Editors and affiliations

  • B. Hartley
    • 1
  • G. M. Seitz
    • 2
  • A. V. Borovik
    • 3
  • R. M. Bryant
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of OregonEugeneUSA
  3. 3.UMISTManchesterUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Finite and Locally Finite Groups
  • Editors B. Hartley
    G.M. Seitz
    A.V. Borovik
    R.M. Bryant
  • Series Title NATO ASI Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-3669-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-4145-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-0329-9
  • Series ISSN 1389-2185
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 458
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Group Theory and Generalizations
    Associative Rings and Algebras
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