Topics in Geometic Group Theory
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
- Publish date: 10/01/2000
- ISBN: 9780226317212
- ISBN10: 0226317218
The first five chapters present basic combinatorial and geometric group theory in a unique and refreshing way, with an emphasis on finitely generated versus finitely presented groups. In the final three chapters, de la Harpe discusses new material on the growth of groups, including a detailed treatment of the "Grigorchuk group". Most sections are followed by exercises and a list of problems and complements, enhancing the book's value for students; problems range from slightly more difficult exercises to open research problems in the field. An extensive list of references directs readers to more advanced results as well as connections with other fields.