By Peter B. Kleidman, Martin W. Liebeck
With the type of the finite uncomplicated teams whole, a lot paintings has long past into the learn of maximal subgroups of just about basic teams. during this quantity the authors examine the maximal subgroups of the finite classical teams and current study into those teams in addition to proving many new effects. particularly, the authors improve a unified remedy of the idea of the 'geometric subgroups' of the classical teams, brought by means of Aschbacher, and so they resolution the questions of maximality and conjugacy and acquire the proper shapes of those teams. either authors are specialists within the box and the booklet might be of substantial price not just to crew theorists, but in addition to combinatorialists and geometers drawn to those suggestions and effects. Graduate scholars will locate it a really readable advent to the subject and it'll convey them to the very vanguard of study in workforce conception.