Synopses & Reviews
Commutative Algebra is best understood with knowledge of the geometric ideas that have played a great role in its formation, in short, with a view towards algebraic geometry. The author presents a comprehensive view of commutative algebra, from basics, such as localization and primary decomposition, through dimension theory, differentials, homological methods, free resolutions and duality, emphasizing the origins of the ideas and their connections with other parts of mathematics. Many exercises illustrate and sharpen the theory and extended exercises give the reader an active part in complementing the material presented in the text. One novel feature is a chapter devoted to a quick but thorough treatment of Grobner basis theory and the constructive methods in commutative algebra and algebraic geometry that flow from it. Applications of the theory and even suggestions for computer algebra projects are included. This book will appeal to readers from beginners to advanced students of commutative algebra or algebraic geometry. To help beginners, the essential ideals from algebraic geometry are treated from scratch. Appendices on homological algebra, multilinear algebra and several other useful topics help to make the book relatively self- contained. Novel results and presentations are scattered throughout the text.
"This book is an attempt to write on commutative algebra in a way that includes the geometric ideas that played a great role in its formation; with a view, in short, towards Algebraic Geometry. The author provides a book that covers the material that graduate students studying Algebraic Geometry - and in particular those studying the book Algebraic Geometry by Robin Hartshorne - should know. The reader should have had one year of basic graduate algebra. "
Commutative Algebra is best understood with knowledge of the geometric ideas that have played a great role in its formation, in short, with a view towards algebraic geometry. essential ideals from algebraic geometry are treated from scratch and there are appendices on homological algebra, and multilinear algebra.
This is a comprehensive review of commutative algebra, from localization and primary decomposition through dimension theory, homological methods, free resolutions and duality, emphasizing the origins of the ideas and their connections with other parts of mathematics. The book gives a concise treatment of Grobner basis theory and the constructive methods in commutative algebra and algebraic geometry that flow from it. Many exercises included.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 0. Elementary Definitions; I. Basic Constructions; 1. Roots and Commutative Algebra; 2. Localization; 3. Associated Primes and Primary Decomposition; 4. Integral Dependence and the Nullstellensatz; 5. Filtrations and the Artin-Rees Lemma; 6. Flat Families; 7. Completions and Hensel's Lemma; II. Dimension Theory; 8. Introduction to Dimension Theory; 9. Fundamental Definitions of Dimension Theory; 10. The Principal Ideal Theorem and Systems of Parameters; 11. Dimension and Codimension One; 12. Dimension and Hilbert- Samuel Polynomials; 13. Dimension of Affine Rings; 14. Elimination Theory, Generic Freeness and the Dimension of Fibers; 15. Grobner Bases; 16. Modules of Differentials; III. Homological Methods; 17. Regular Sequence and the Koszul Complex; 18. Depth, Codimension and Cohen-Macaulay Rings; 19. Homological Theory of Regular Local Rings; 20. Free Resolutions and Fitting Invariants; 21. Duality, Canonical Modules and Gorenstein Rings; Appendix 1. Field Theory; Appendix 2. Multilinear Algebra; Appendix 3. Homological Algebra; Appendix 4. A Sketch of Local Cohomology; Appendix 5. Category Theory; Appendix 6. Limits and Colimits; Appendix 7. Where Next?; Hints and Solutions for Selected Exercises; References; Index of Notations; Index