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The web is full of video lectures these days but, try as I might, I can find very little for Introduction to Group Theory. The closest I found was http://www.extension.harvard.edu/open-learning-initiative/abstract-algebra . Are they any online introductory group theory lectures people would recommend?

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    $\begingroup$ Why videos? Why not a book? (I am interested, because I would always go for the book - it means I can go at my own pace, flip back if I want to see something again, etc.) $\endgroup$ – user1729 Oct 8 '13 at 10:10
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    $\begingroup$ @user1729 There is of course nothing wrong with books but I find that video lectures often present material in a different and more approachable way. You can of course pause and flip back video lectures too. $\endgroup$ – felix Oct 8 '13 at 10:19
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    $\begingroup$ pinterest.com/mathematicsprof has a huge list of over a thousand math video lectures. You may find that helpful. $\endgroup$ – Shahab Oct 8 '13 at 11:02
  • $\begingroup$ @Shahab It's a very nice link but are there actually any introductory group theory lectures in there? I haven't found any so far. $\endgroup$ – felix Oct 8 '13 at 12:30
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    $\begingroup$ I found this following the trail from the above site: learnerstv.com/Free-Maths-Video-lectures-ltv590-Page1.htm I haven't seen any lecture myself. $\endgroup$ – Shahab Oct 8 '13 at 12:33
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http://www.youtube.com/user/LadislauFernandes Has uploaded quite a few videos on introductory group theory.

I have not watched that much of any of them though, so I can't say much about the quality (the bit I have watched seemed ok. A bit slow, but that might just be because this is not new stuff to me).

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    $\begingroup$ +1 for this. The video lectures from Ladislau Fernandes have helped me a lot when I was taking Group Theory. His explanations are easy to follow and he covered a lot of topics. Plus he has that soft dull voice of a grandfather teaching his grandchildren life lessons. I very much recommend his videos. $\endgroup$ – chowching Oct 11 '13 at 16:44
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    $\begingroup$ Link to the list of Group Theory lectures only: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWbnIo7XnOkw7zZu6u3si3at21r534qIM $\endgroup$ – gevang Jan 24 '14 at 15:37
  • $\begingroup$ @tobias kildetoft's thanks for sharing link hats off to author to his effort really helpful video +1 up vote for link $\endgroup$ – CY5 Nov 18 '15 at 15:34
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http://www.extension.harvard.edu/open-learning-initiative/abstract-algebra

These are some excellent videos by Harvard professor Benedict Gross. They are not specifically about group theory but they do cover group theory to certain extent.

Regards.

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Have you checked out out any of Ben Garside's over a hundred videos? They're pretty detailed.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAvgI3H-gclb_Xy7eTIXkkKt3KlV6gk9_

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Check this Link :

http://nptel.iitm.ac.in/courses.php?disciplineId=111

Not specially for group theory but Group theory relevant stuffs also there.

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I have recently found this crash course in group theory online. It is basically a good summary for anyone interested in learning the very basics (and it could potentially save the lives of students with bad lecturers) or for reviewing them before going into something a little more deep.

Also, try Professor Macauley's series on Group Theory. He explains things in a bit of detail, with examples and proofs, so the lessons are a bit too long for my taste, but they're actually quite good, specially if you're seeing the stuff for the first time.

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