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AbstractThe study of finite groups has been the subject of much research, with substantial success in the 20th century, in part due to the development of representation theory. Representation theory allows groups to be studied using the well-understood properties of linear algebra, however it requires the researcher to supply a representation of the group. One way to produce representations of groups is to take a representation of a subgroup and use it to induce a representation. We focus on the finite simple groups because they are the buliding blocks of an arbitrary simple group. This thesis investigates an algorithm to induce representations of large finite simple groups from a representation of a subgroup.
Degree ProgramHonors College