Grassmannians Of Classical Buildings Hardback
Part of the Algebra And Discrete Mathematics series
Buildings are combinatorial constructions successfully exploited to study groups of various types.
The vertex set of a building can be naturally decomposed into subsets called Grassmannians.
The book contains both classical and more recent results on Grassmannians of buildings of classical types.
It gives a modern interpretation of some classical results from the geometry of linear groups.
The presented methods are applied to some geometric constructions non-related to buildings - Grassmannians of infinite-dimensional vector spaces and the sets of conjugate linear involutions.The book is self-contained and the requirement for the reader is a knowledge of basic algebra and graph theory.
This makes it very suitable for use in a course for graduate students.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/09/2010
- Category: Combinatorics & graph theory
- ISBN: 9789814317566