# Usertype:Semi-beginner

*This article is about a type of user of Groupprops*

A **semi-beginner** is one of the target user profiles for the Groupprops wiki.

## Contents

## Characterization of beginners

Semi-beginners are people who:

- Have already done a first course in group theory (or equivalent)
- Are already (vaguely) familiar with the conventions, notations and ideas both within group theory and within closely related areas of mathematics (Such as ring theory, commutative algebra).
- Can read and understand a group theory definition without necessarily having to plough through examples

## Requirements of semi-beginners

As a semi-beginner, you may want:

- A quick way to check out definitions of basic and not-so-basic terms that may arise in a second course in group theory
- A quick way to hunt for proofs of statements, facts and theorems
- Good survey and motivational articles that point leads to further territory in group theory and consolidate existing ideas
- Basic definitions in areas allied to group theory (such as representation theory, combinatorial group theory, etc.)

## Resources for semi-beginners

A full listing of resources for semi-beginners is available at:

Category:Resources for semi-beginners

### A guided tour

A special guided tour for beginners is available at:

### Difficulty-based organization

As a semi-beginner, you may want to check out the following categories for a *limited* view that only shows you easy and relevant stuff: