Dr Jay Taylor

Math 517B - Group Theory (Spring 17)

Level
Graduate Course
University
University of Arizona
Prerequisites
group theory, representation theory of finite groups, linear algebra, algebraic geometry
Duration
16 weeks (2 lectures per week lasting 75 minutes each)
Lectures
Tue/Thu at 11:00am in MTL 124

Office Hours

Please make an appointment by email.

Exercises

Textbooks

There is not a dedicated text for this course but the following textbook will most closely follow the sturcture of the lectures:

Throughout the course we will need to use the theory of algebraic groups, specifically reductive algebraic groups. For an overview of this theory without too many proofs see:

The following are the standard references for algebraic groups and give a more in-depth analysis of the theory.

Syllabus

We will aim to cover the following topics in the course:

Other topics may be covered if time permits.