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group theory

[′grüp ‚thē·ə·rē]
(mathematics)
The study of the structure of groups which especially deals with the classification of finite groups.
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Links between geometric group theory (which studies growth in infinite groups) and the new combinatorial techniques ought to become stronger.
We arrive at these predictions by combining insights from social capital theory (Nahapiet and Ghoshal 1998) and reference group theory (Greve 1998; Massini et al.
Second, muted group theory lends important insights to co-cultural research in the form of its treatment of the silencing of particular groups within a hierarchical power structure.
Word Groups (Feb 2005) Norton used algebraic group theory to show that addition and subtraction of number-names can be used to generate 23 letters of the alphabet (no J,K,Z) without rearrangement: EIGHTY - EIGHT = Y, SIXTY - SIX - Y = T.
The most gratifying portion for those unaccustomed to mathematical group theory resides in Rings's lucid explanation of the seeds Lewin planted in GMIT.
He has described several valuable methods for doing this, for example the concept of maximum entropy, and the use of symmetry and group theory arguments.
Appendices review the basic concepts of group theory, ring theory, and linear algebra.
2) Sunstein is to be congratulated for supplying plenty of solid testable mechanisms to address these problems in reference group theory.
To simplify the problem, the researchers used a technique called group theory.
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters said Tits, 77, and Griggs Thompson, 75, had been given the so-called "Mathematics Nobel" because of their "profound achievements in algebra and in particular for shaping modern group theory.
Sir Derek, who has starred in dozens of Shakespeare plays and films, said: "I subscribe to the group theory.