MATH 335 Groups, Tilings and Algorithms (3 credits)

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Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)


Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Transformation groups of the plane. Inversions and Moebius transformations. The hyperbolic plane. Tilings in dimension 2 and 3. Group presentations and Cayley graphs. Free groups and Schreier's theorem. Coxeter groups. Dehn's Word and Conjugacy Problems. Undecidability of the Word Problem for semigroups. Regular languages and automatic groups. Automaticity of Coxeter groups.

Terms: Winter 2024

Instructors: Przytycki, Piotr (Winter)

  • Prerequisites: MATH 235

  • Note: This course is intended primarily for students in the Major Program in Mathematics and the Joint Major Program in Mathematics and Computer Science.

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