Item description for Quilts: Central Extensions, Braid Actions, and Finite Groups (Lecture Notes in Mathematics) by Tim Hsu...
Quilts are 2-complexes used to analyze actions and subgroups of the 3-string braid group and similar groups. This monograph establishes the fundamentals of quilts and discusses connections with central extensions, braid actions, and finite groups. Most results have not previously appeared in a widely available form, and many results appear in print for the first time. This monograph is accessible to graduate students, as a substantial amount of background material is included. The methods and results may be relevant to researchers interested in infinite groups, moonshine, central extensions, triangle groups, dessins d'enfants, and monodromy actions of braid groups.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Jun 8, 2000
ISBN 3540673970 ISBN13 9783540673972
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