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Naive Lie Theory
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Springer Verlag
Publication date July 4, 2008
Pages 217
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780387782140
ISBN-10 0387782141
Dimensions 0.50 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $54.95
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In this new textbook, acclaimed author John Stillwell presents a lucid introduction to Lie theory suitable for junior and senior level undergraduates. In order to achieve this, he focuses on the so-called "classical groups'' that capture the symmetries of real, complex, and quaternion spaces. These symmetry groups may be represented by matrices, which allows them to be studied by elementary methods from calculus and linear algebra.

This naive approach to Lie theory is originally due to von Neumann, and it is now possible to streamline it by using standard results of undergraduate mathematics. To compensate for the limitations of the naive approach, end of chapter discussions introduce important results beyond those proved in the book, as part of an informal sketch of Lie theory and its history.

John Stillwell is Professor of Mathematics at the University of San Francisco. He is the author of several highly regarded books published by Springer, including The Four Pillars of Geometry (2005), Elements of Number Theory (2003), Mathematics and Its History (Second Edition, 2002), Numbers and Geometry (1998) and Elements of Algebra (1994).



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1 edition from Springer Verlag (July 4, 2008)
9780387782140 | details & prices | 217 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $54.95
About: In this new textbook, acclaimed author John Stillwell presents a lucid introduction to Lie theory suitable for junior and senior level undergraduates.
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from Springer Verlag (July 4, 2008)
9781441926814 | details & prices | 232 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $54.95
About: In this new textbook, acclaimed author John Stillwell presents a lucid introduction to Lie theory suitable for junior and senior level undergraduates.

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