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Cohen-Macaulay Rings

Cohen-Macaulay Rings

2nd Edition


Part of Cambridge Studies in Advanced Mathematics

  • Date Published: June 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521566742

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  • In the last two decades Cohen-Macaulay rings and modules have been central topics in commutative algebra. This book meets the need for a thorough, self-contained introduction to the homological and combinatorial aspects of the theory of Cohen-Macaulay rings, Gorenstein rings, local cohomology, and canonical modules. A separate chapter is devoted to Hilbert functions (including Macaulay's theorem) and numerical invariants derived from them. The authors emphasize the study of explicit, specific rings, making the presentation as concrete as possible. So the general theory is applied to Stanley-Reisner rings, semigroup rings, determinantal rings, and rings of invariants. Their connections with combinatorics are highlighted, e.g. Stanley's upper bound theorem or Ehrhart's reciprocity law for rational polytopes. The final chapters are devoted to Hochster's theorem on big Cohen-Macaulay modules and its applications, including Peskine-Szpiro's intersection theorem, the Evans-Griffith syzygy theorem, bounds for Bass numbers, and tight closure. Throughout each chapter the authors have supplied many examples and exercises which, combined with the expository style, will make the book very useful for graduate courses in algebra. As the only modern, broad account of the subject it will be essential reading for researchers in commutative algebra.

    • Only book on this subject at this level
    • Subject remains important
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    ' … a thorough, self-contained introduction to the homological and combinatorial aspects of the theory of Cohen–Macaulay rings … very useful for graduate courses in algebra. As the only modern, broad account of the subject, it will be essential reading for specialists as well.' L'Enseignement Mathématique

    'This book presents basic results in commutative algebra together with their applications in different special fields. It can be read immediately after an introductory text, but it brings you quickly to the main problems of the topic … A lot of useful informations are packed also in the exercises which follow each section and in the notes which follow each chapter.' Zentralblatt für Mathematik

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: June 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521566742
    • length: 468 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 155 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.633kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Regular sequences and depth
    2. Cohen-Macaulay rings
    3. The canonical module. Gorenstein rings
    4. Hilbert functions and multiplicities
    5. Stanley-Reisner rings
    6. Semigroup rings and invariant theory
    7. Determinantal rings
    8. Big Cohen-Macaulay modules
    9. Homological theorems
    10. Tight closure.

  • Authors

    Winfried Bruns

    H. Jürgen Herzog

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