General Linear Groups

  • Morton L. Curtis
Part of the Universitext book series (UTX)


Before we can discuss matrix groups we need to talk a little about groups in general. If X and Y are sets, their Cartesian product X × Y is defined to be the set of all ordered pairs (x,y) with x ∈ X and y ∈ Y. A convenient notation for describing this set of all ordered pairs is
$$X + Y = \left\{ {\left( {x,y} \right)|x \in X\;and\;y \in Y} \right\},$$
the curly brackets being read as “the set of all” and the vertical bar as “such that.”


Vector Space Positive Real Number Binary Operation Identity Element Multiplicative Group 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Morton L. Curtis
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsRice UniversityHoustonUSA

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