Synopses & Reviews
This advanced monograph on Galois representation theory was written by one of the world's leading algebraists. Directed at mathematics students who have completed a graduate course in introductory algebraic topology, it offers a full treatment of the subject.
The first four chapters cover characteristic classes of Galois representations whose values lie in mod 2 Galois cohomology: abelian cohomology of groups, nonabelian cohomology of groups, characteristic classes of forms and algebras, and higher-dimensional characteristic classes of bilinear forms and Galois representations. Subsequent chapters explore stable homotopy and induced representations, explicit Brauer induction theory, and applications of explicit Brauer induction to Artin root numbers and local root numbers.
Synopsis
This advanced monograph on Galois representation theory by a renowned algebraist covers abelian and nonabelian cohomology of groups, characteristic classes of forms and algebras, explicit Brauer induction theory, more. 1989 edition.
Synopsis
An advanced monograph on Galois representation theory by one of the world's leading algebraists, this volume is directed at mathematics students who have completed a graduate course in introductory algebraic topology. Topics include abelian and nonabelian cohomology of groups, characteristic classes of forms and algebras, explicit Brauer induction theory, and much more. 1989 edition.
About the Author
Victor P. Snaith is Professor Emeritus at the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. He is the author and editor of more than a dozen books, including Groups, Rings and Galois Theory.