By Robert Steinberg

Robert Steinberg's Lectures on Chevalley teams have been introduced and written in the course of the author's sabbatical stopover at to Yale collage within the 1967-1968 educational 12 months. The paintings provides the prestige of the speculation of Chevalley teams because it was once within the mid-1960s. a lot of this fabric was once instrumental in lots of parts of arithmetic, particularly within the thought of algebraic teams and within the next category of finite teams. This posthumous version contains additions and corrections ready through the writer in the course of his retirement, together with a brand new introductory bankruptcy. A bibliography and editorial notes have additionally been further.

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