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Instructor: Dmytro Savchuk
Office: CMC 310
Phone: (813) 974-4989
Fax: (813) 974-2700
e-mail: savchuk@usf.edu
Office Hours: TR 11:00am - 12:30pm or by appointment
Class Location: CMC 109 TR 9:30am-10:45am
Course web-page: http://savchuk.myweb.usf.edu/teaching/2014A_MAT5932_comb_geom_group_theory/
Textbooks: 1. Topics in Geometric Group Theory by Pierre de la Harpe, published by University of Chicago Press, 2000, ISBN: 9780226317199
2. Combinatorial Group Theory by Roger Lyndon and , published by Birkhauser, 2-nd edition, ISBN-10: 3540411585
3. Topics in Combinatorial Group Theory by Gilbert Baumslag, published by Birkhauser, 1993, ISBN-10: 0817629211

Description: This course will be an introduction to to the fields of combinatorial and geometric group theory. These areas of active research currently constitute the mainstream in the group theory. They have connections to and applications in other areas of mathematics, such as topology, dynamics, analysis, and cryptography. We plan to cover the following topics:

Prerequisites: Algebra I, suggested: Topology I

Grading: Will be based on the presentation at the end of the course.

Updated: January 06th, 2014
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