By A. N. Parshin (auth.), A. N. Parshin, I. R. Shafarevich (eds.)

From the stories of the 1st printing of this booklet, released as quantity fifty eight of the Encyclopaedia of Mathematical Sciences:

"... This booklet might be very worthy as a reference and consultant to researchers and graduate scholars in algebra and and topology." Acta Scientiarum Mathematicarum, Ungarn, 1994 "... The booklet lower than evaluation comprises monographs on geometric features of workforce conception: Combinatorial staff idea and primary teams" by means of D.J.Collins and H.Zieschang ...: "Some difficulties of staff conception with regards to geometry" through R.I.Grigorchuk and P.F.Kurchanov. ... jointly, those articles shape a wide-ranging survey of combinatorial staff concept, with emphasis a great deal at the geometric roots of the topic. this may be an invaluable reference paintings for the specialist, in addition to delivering an outline of the topic for the outsider or amateur. many various subject matters are defined and explored, with the most effects awarded yet now not proved. this permits the reader to get the flavor of those issues with no turning into slowed down intimately. either articles provide accomplished bibliographies, in order that it really is attainable to exploit this ebook because the place to begin for a extra specific research of a specific subject of curiosity. ... In precis, a truly attention-grabbing e-book! Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society, 1996 "... In either essays the authors supply transparent and entire definitions, examples and statements (but no longer proofs) of theorems, in order that the ebook might be understood by means of a reader with a minimum heritage in staff idea or geometry. this sort of reader, wanting to determine what's recognized during this region, will locate this an entire and available shop of information." modern Physics, 1994 "...This survey (Part II) offers for the 1st time that difficulties in monograph shape and incidentally bargains a unifying therapy of a number of the ways to their strategies, so far as they're identified, including tricks to open difficulties. A titbit for each reader!" Monatshefte für Mathematik, 1995