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An Algebraic Introduction to Complex Projective Geometry
Commutative Algebra


Part of Cambridge Studies in Advanced Mathematics

  • Date Published: April 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521108478

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  • In this introduction to commutative algebra, the author leads the beginning student through the essential ideas, without getting embroiled in technicalities. The route chosen takes the reader quickly to the fundamental concepts for understanding complex projective geometry, the only prerequisites being a basic knowledge of linear and multilinear algebra and some elementary group theory. In the first part, the general theory of Noetherian rings and modules is developed. A certain amount of homological algebra is included, and rings and modules of fractions are emphasised, as preparation for working with sheaves. In the second part, the central objects are polynomial rings in several variables with coefficients in the field of complex numbers. After Noether's normalisation lemma and Hilbert's Nullstellensatz, affine complex schemes and their morphisms are introduced; Zariski's main theorem and Chevalley's semi-continuity theorem are then proved. Finally, a detailed study of Weil and Cartier divisors provides a solid background for modern intersection theory. This is an excellent textbook for those who seek an efficient and rapid introduction to the geometric applications of commutative algebra.

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    • Date Published: April 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521108478
    • length: 244 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.36kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Rings, homomorphisms, ideals
    2. Modules
    3. Noetherian rings and modules
    4. Artinian rings and modules
    5. Finitely generated modules over Noetherian rings
    6. A first contact with homological algebra
    7. Fractions
    8. Integral extensions of rings
    9. Algebraic extensions of rings
    10. Noether's normalisation lemma
    11. Affine schemes
    12. Morphisms of affine schemes
    13. Zariski's main theorem
    14. Integrally closed Noetherian rings
    15. Weil divisors
    16. Cartier divisors
    Subject index
    Symbols index.

  • Author

    Christian Peskine, Université de Paris VI (Pierre et Marie Curie)

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