Finite geometries, buildings, and related topics

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Clarendon Press, Jul 19, 1990 - Mathematics - 159 pages
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The theory of buildings was introduced by J. Tits in order to focus on geometric and combinatorial aspects of simple groups of Lie type. Since then, the theory has blossomed into an extremely active field of mathematical research having deep connections with topics as diverse as algebraic groups, arithmetic groups, finite simple groups, and finite geometries, as well as with graph theory and other aspects of combinatorics. This volume is intended to provide an up-to-date survey of the theory of buildings with special emphasis on its interaction with related geometries. Experts in their respective fields provide coverage of such topics as the classification and construction of buildings, finite groups associated with building-like geometries, graphs and associated schemes, and more.

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Contents

Spheres of Radius 2 in Triangle Buildings I
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A Census of Finite Generalized Quadrangles
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Finite Geometries via Algebraic Affine Buildings
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