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|Office Hours:||TR 9:50am - 10:50pm or by appointment|
|Class Location:||CMC 13 TR 12:30pm-1:45pm|
|References:||1. Self-Similar group by Volodymyr Nekrashevych, ISBN-10: 0-8218-3831-8 (available online)|
|2. Branch groups, by Laurent Bartholdi, Rostislav Grigorchuk, and Zoran Sunik, Handbook of Algebra, vol. 3, 989–1112, North-Holland, Amsterdam, 2003.|
|3. Automata, dynamical systems and infinite groups, by R. Grigorchuk, V. Nekrashevich, and V. Sushchanskii|
Description: This course will introduce the area of groups generated by automata that lies at the intersection of geometric and combinatorial group theory, with connections to topology, dynamics, analysis, and computer science.
The tentative content is as follows:
Prerequisites: Algebra I, suggested: Topology I
Grading: Will be based on the presentation at the end of the course.
August 22nd, 2016
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