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A thorough introduction to group theory, this (highlyproblem-oriented) book goes deeply into the subject to provide afuller understanding than is available anywhere else. It aims not onlyto teach the material, but also to help develop the skills needed byresearchers and teachers. It is organized and written to serve as areference to provide a quick introduction of the subjects, giving theessence and vocabulary useful for those needing only some slightknowledge. As for those just learning, and especially for researcherstoo, this book provides some new material and a different perspectivenot available elsewhere. It is also an attempt to show that it ispossible for a book to be useful to many diverse groups (of people)simultaneously. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.