Inverse Semigroups: The Theory of Partial Symmetries

Inverse Semigroups: The Theory of Partial Symmetries

By: Mark V. Lawson (author)Hardback

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Symmetry is one of the most important organising principles in the natural sciences. The mathematical theory of symmetry has long been associated with group theory, but it is a basic premise of this book that there are aspects of symmetry which are more faithfully represented by a generalization of groups called inverse semigroups. The theory of inverse semigroups is described from its origins in the foundations of differential geometry through to its most recent applications in combinatorial group theory, and the theory tilings.

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Introduction to inverse semigroups; elementary properties of inverse semigroups; Ehresmann's maximum enlargement theorem; presentations of inverse monoids; inverse semigroups and formal languages; the type II theorem; complements.

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  • publication date: 10/11/1998
  • ISBN13: 9789810233167
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 428
  • ID: 9789810233167
  • weight: 748
  • ISBN10: 9810233167

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