By Louis Halle Rowen

ISBN-10: 0821805703

ISBN-13: 9780821805701

This booklet is an extended textual content for a graduate path in commutative algebra, concentrating on the algebraic underpinnings of algebraic geometry and of quantity thought. hence, the speculation of affine algebras is featured, taken care of either at once and through the speculation of Noetherian and Artinian modules, and the idea of graded algebras is integrated to supply the basis for projective types. significant subject matters comprise the idea of modules over a vital excellent area, and its purposes to matrix concept (including the Jordan decomposition), the Galois idea of box extensions, transcendence measure, the best spectrum of an algebra, localization, and the classical concept of Noetherian and Artinian jewelry. Later chapters comprise a few algebraic idea of elliptic curves (featuring the Mordell-Weil theorem) and valuation idea, together with neighborhood fields.

One function of the booklet is an extension of the textual content via a chain of appendices. this enables the inclusion of extra complex fabric, comparable to transcendental box extensions, the discriminant and resultant, the idea of Dedekind domain names, and simple theorems of jewelry of algebraic integers. a longer appendix on derivations contains the Jacobian conjecture and Makar-Limanov's concept of in the neighborhood nilpotent derivations. GrÃ¶bner bases are available in one other appendix.

Exercises supply yet another extension of the textual content. The publication can be utilized either as a textbook and as a reference source.

Readership: Graduate scholars drawn to algebra, geometry, and quantity thought. learn mathematicians attracted to algebra.