Classical Topology and Combinatorial Group Theory. John Stillwell. In recent years, many students have been introduced to topology in high school mathematics.
Having met the Mobius band, the seven bridges of Konigsberg, Euler's polyhedron formula, and knots, the student is led to expect that these picturesque ideas will come to full flower in university topology courses. What a disappointment "undergraduate topology" proves to be! In most institutions it is either a service course for analysts, on abstract spaces, or else an introduction to homological algebra in which the only geometric activity is the completion of commutative diagrams.
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In my opinion, a well-balanced introduction to topology should stress its intuitive geometric aspect, while admitting the legitimate interest that analysts and algebraists have in the subject. At any rate, this is the aim of the present book.
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In mathematics, combinatorial group theory is the theory of free groups, and the concept of a presentation of a group by generators and relations. It is much used . Authors: Lyndon, Roger C., Schupp, Paul E. "This book () defines the boundaries of the subject now called combinatorial group theory. Lyndon, Roger C. (et al.).
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It only takes a minute to sign up. I would please like some recommendations for an introductory level book on combinatorial group theory, by which I mean a group theory book which places emphasis on generators and relations and free groups, and then discusses common concepts such as quotient groups in terms of these.
Thank you. This is an excellent introductory text. It is well written, covers a broad range of topics in geometric and combinatorial group theory, and contains lots of examples every second chapter is a study of an example. Also, it is modern - the other suggested texts are all 80s and earlier!
The other books are, of course, still very relevant, but Meier's book allows you to see where the subject is today, as opposed to in the pre-Gromov days.
That said, I do not believe that you can survive in the world of combinatorial group theory without reading Magnus, Karrass and Solitar. So Meier's book is actually my secondary recommendation. Read Meier so that when you read Magnus, Karrass and Solitar you will understand it better. As mentioned, Presentations of Groups by D.
Johnson is nice. Topics in the Theory of Group Presentations by D.
Combinatorial Group Theory by Roger C. Lyndon and Paul E.