Representation Theory of Groups (MAGIC075)
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This course is part of the MAGIC core.
Please see the syllabus.
Spring 2017 (Monday, January 23 to Friday, March 31)
A course on group theory and a good background in linear algebra.
Outline of course: This course is an introduction to the representation theory of finite groups. We will develop the basic theory of ordinary representations and their characters. Along the way we will compute the charcter tables of particular classes of groups. We will also examine how structural information of a group can be obtained from its character table. For large parts we will mostly follow Isaacs book; see the references below.
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The assessment for this course will be via a single take-home paper in April with 2 weeks to complete and submit online. There will be three questions worth a total of 60 marks. The pass mark is 30/60.
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