Michael Batty was born in 1970 in Durham, England. He gained his Ph.D. in mathematics (geometric group theory) from Warwick University in 1998. Having spent many years in academia researching and teaching mathematics and computer science, he now works as a server-side web developer. His research inter
Essential Group Theory is an undergraduate mathematics text book introducing the theory of groups. It has been aimed primarily at mathematics students but those studying related disciplines such as computer science or physics should also find it useful. The first part summarizes the important points which will be found in most first undergraduate courses in group theory in brief concise chapters.The second part of the book forms an introduction to presentations of groups.