An introduction to the theory of groups / Joseph Rotman 4th ed.
1995 Springer Verlag ISBN 0387942858
More is less. While browsing through this book I realized how little I know about the subject. How long will it take before I can conider myself 'current' in the field? And that's only Group Theory. There are a few other topics I would like to know more about...  Every Coin Has Two Sides. The other side of the coin of fascination is fear.
Friday, March 30, 2007
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The magic of PI
Monday, March 19, 2007
Lie Group E8
From Science Daily:
Mathematicians have mapped the inner workings of one of the most complicated structures ever studied: the object known as the exceptional Lie group E8. This achievement is significant both as an advance in basic knowledge and because of the many connections between E8 and other areas, including string theory and geometry.
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