By Gabriel Navarro

It is a transparent, available and recent exposition of modular illustration concept of finite teams from a character-theoretic point of view. After a brief evaluate of the mandatory history fabric, the early chapters introduce Brauer characters and blocks and advance their easy homes. the following 3 chapters examine and turn out Brauer's first, moment and 3rd major theorems in flip. the writer then applies those effects to end up a huge program of finite teams, the Glauberman Z*-theorem. Later chapters learn Brauer characters in additional aspect. Navarro additionally explores the connection among blocks and general subgroups and discusses the modular characters and blocks in p-solvable teams. ultimately, he reports the nature idea of teams with a Sylow p-subgroup of order p. every one bankruptcy concludes with a collection of difficulties. The publication is geared toward graduate scholars with a few earlier wisdom of standard personality idea, and researchers learning the illustration conception of finite teams.

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