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Ordered Groups and Infinite Permutation Groups

Ordered Groups and Infinite Permutation Groups
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Dewey Class 512.2
Title Ordered Groups and Infinite Permutation Groups ([EBook] /) / edited by W. Charles Holland.
Added Personal Name Holland, W. Charles editor.
Other name(s) SpringerLink (Online service)
Publication Boston, MA : : Springer US, , 1996.
Physical Details VIII, 248 p. : online resource.
Series Mathematics and its applications ; 354
ISBN 9781461334439
Summary Note The subjects of ordered groups and of infinite permutation groups have long en­ joyed a symbiotic relationship. Although the two subjects come from very different sources, they have in certain ways come together, and each has derived considerable benefit from the other. My own personal contact with this interaction began in 1961. I had done Ph. D. work on sequence convergence in totally ordered groups under the direction of Paul Conrad. In the process, I had encountered "pseudo-convergent" sequences in an ordered group G, which are like Cauchy sequences, except that the differences be­ tween terms of large index approach not 0 but a convex subgroup G of G. If G is normal, then such sequences are conveniently described as Cauchy sequences in the quotient ordered group GIG. If G is not normal, of course GIG has no group structure, though it is still a totally ordered set. The best that can be said is that the elements of G permute GIG in an order-preserving fashion. In independent investigations around that time, both P. Conrad and P. Cohn had showed that a group admits a total right ordering if and only if the group is a group of automor­ phisms of a totally ordered set. (In a right ordered group, the order is required to be preserved by all right translations, unlike a (two-sided) ordered group, where both right and left translations must preserve the order.:
Contents note Quasivarieties and Varieties of Lattice-Ordered Groups -- Lattice-ordered Permutation Groups: The Structure Theory -- On Recovering Structures from Quotients of their Automorphism Groups -- The Automorphism Groups of Generalized McLain Groups -- Locally Moving Groups and Reconstruction Problems -- Infinite Jordan Permutation Groups -- The Separation Theorem for Group Actions -- Permutation Groups Whose Subgroups Have Just Finitely Many Orbits -- Automorphisms of Quotients of Symmetric Groups.
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