The finite simple groups

This book has now been published. Details here. The old versions which were once available here have been removed.

2006 versions

The notes on finite simple groups described below are gradually being transformed into a book. This version was prepared on 31st October 2006. A version from August 2006

Very old versions

The following notes on finite simple groups written in collaboration with Chris Parker are intended as an 'introduction' at beginning postgraduate or fourth year undergraduate level. They are a greatly expanded version of a lecture course given at MSci level at the University of Birmingham in 2003-4. We know they are not yet sufficiently 'introductory', but you may find some of these draft chapters useful. Some, none, or all of the following may be available at some time or other:
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