1.Reviewing of some standard basic topics on group product ( direct and semidirect product) and on commutator subgroup and its properties. Isomorphism Theorems 2. Group actions Orbits, stabilizers. Sylow's Theorems and applications. Burnside's formula and permutation character. Induced action. Simplicity of some groups 3. Generators and Relations. Generators, Frattini subgroup (Schur's theorem).Finitely generated abelian groups. Free groups. Word problem. 4. Nilpotent and soluble groups. Central series and nilpotent groups, Fitting subgroup. p-nilpotent groups. Fixed point free automorphims and Frobenius Groups. Soluble groups; Carter subgroups. Schmidt-Iwasawa's Theorem.
Prerequisites for admission
Basics of Group Theory studied in Algebra 2
A.Machì "Gruppi" Springer (2007) -I.M.Isaacs " Algebra : a graduate course"Brooks/Cole Publishing Company(1993/4) -B.A.F Wehrfritz "Finite groups" Word Scientific 1999 -D.J.Robinson " A course in the Theory of Groups" Springer-Verlag (1982)
Assessment methods and Criteria
The final examination consists of an oral exam.
- In place of a single oral exam, the student may choose instead to give a seminar immediatly after the conclusion of the course. The result will be available in the SIFA service through the UNIMIA portal. - In the oral exam, the student will be required to illustrate results presented during the course and will be required to solve homeworks regarding Group Theory in order to evaluate her/his knowledge and comprehension of the arguments covered as well as the capacity to apply them.
The complete final examination is passed if all three parts (written, oral, lab) are successfully passed. Final marks are given using the numerical range 0-30, and will be communicated immediately after the oral examination.