Lecturer: Professor John Greenlees

Term(s): Term 2

Status for Mathematics students: List A

Commitment: 30 one-hour lectures

Assessment: Assigned work/tests 15%. Three-hour written exam 85%

Prerequisites: The Group theory and linear algebra taught in core modules

Leads To:

Content: The concept of a group is defined abstractly (as set with an associative binary operation, a neutral element, and a unary operation of inversion) but is better understood through concrete examples, for instance

Aims: To introduce representation theory of finite groups in a hands-on fashion.

Objectives: To enable students to:


We will work through printed notes written by the lecturer.
A nice book that we shall not use is:
G James & M Liebeck, Representations and Characters of Groups, Cambridge University Press, 1993. Second edition, 2001. (IBSN: 052100392X).

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