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AMS Chelsea Publishing
1968; 519 pp; hardcover
List Price: US$68
Member Price: US$61.20
Order Code: CHEL/301.H
Finite Group Theory - I Martin Isaacs
... it is required reading for anyone who wishes to study the subject.
The theory of finite simple groups enjoyed a period of spectacular activity in the 1950s and 1960s. The first edition of Gorenstein's book was published in 1968, at the time of some of the first major classification results. The second edition was published in 1980, when it was clear that the classification was understood and the proof was within reach. Gorenstein's treatment of the subject proved prescient, as many of the developments between the two editions could be seen as continuations of the material in the book. Even now, the book remains one of the best sources for an introduction to finite groups and the classification of the simple groups. Gorenstein's insight provides a guiding light through the many pages that have been dedicated to the proof.
Undergraduates, graduate students, and research mathematicians interested in finite groups and the classification of the simple groups.
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