Local Cohomology
An Algebraic Introduction with Geometric Applications
2nd Edition
£67.99
Part of Cambridge Studies in Advanced Mathematics
 Authors:
 M. P. Brodmann, Universität Zürich
 R. Y. Sharp, University of Sheffield
 Date Published: November 2012
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 format: Hardback
 isbn: 9780521513630
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This second edition of a successful graduate text provides a careful and detailed algebraic introduction to Grothendieck's local cohomology theory, including in multigraded situations, and provides many illustrations of the theory in commutative algebra and in the geometry of quasiaffine and quasiprojective varieties. Topics covered include Serre's Affineness Criterion, the Lichtenbaum–Hartshorne Vanishing Theorem, Grothendieck's Finiteness Theorem and Faltings' Annihilator Theorem, local duality and canonical modules, the Fulton–Hansen Connectedness Theorem for projective varieties, and connections between local cohomology and both reductions of ideals and sheaf cohomology. The book is designed for graduate students who have some experience of basic commutative algebra and homological algebra and also experts in commutative algebra and algebraic geometry. Over 300 exercises are interspersed among the text; these range in difficulty from routine to challenging, and hints are provided for some of the more difficult ones.
Read more Gives graduate students a solid grounding in the subject
 Covers important applications
 Includes a brand new chapter on 'Canonical Modules'
Reviews & endorsements
Review of the first edition: '… Brodmann and Sharp have produced an excellent book: it is clearly, carefully and enthusiastically written; it covers all important aspects and main uses of the subject; and it gives a thorough and wellrounded appreciation of the topic's geometric and algebraic interrelationships … I am sure that this will be a standard text and reference book for years to come.' Liam O'Carroll, Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society
See more reviewsReview of the first edition: 'The book is well organised, very nicely written, and reads very well … a very good overview of local cohomology theory.' Newsletter of the European Mathematical Society
Review of the first edition: '… a careful and detailed algebraic introduction to Grothendieck's local cohomology theory.' L'Enseignement Mathematique
'… the book opens the view towards the beauty of local cohomology, not as an isolated subject but as a tool helpful in commutative algebra and algebraic geometry.' Zentralblatt MATH
'From the point of view of the reviewer (who learned all his basic knowledge about local cohomology reading the first edition of this book and doing some of its exercises), the changes previously described (the new Chapter 12 concerning canonical modules, the treatment of multigraded local cohomology, and the final new section of Chapter 20 about locally free sheaves) definitely make this second edition an even better graduate textbook than the first. Indeed, it is well written and, overall, almost selfcontained, which is very important in a book addressed to graduate students.' Alberto F. Boix, Mathematical Reviews
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×Product details
 Edition: 2nd Edition
 Date Published: November 2012
 format: Hardback
 isbn: 9780521513630
 length: 505 pages
 dimensions: 236 x 157 x 30 mm
 weight: 0.86kg
 contains: 330 exercises
 availability: Available
Table of Contents
Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Notation and conventions
1. The local cohomology functors
2. Torsion modules and ideal transforms
3. The Mayer–Vietoris sequence
4. Change of rings
5. Other approaches
6. Fundamental vanishing theorems
7. Artinian local cohomology modules
8. The Lichtenbaum–Hartshorne Theorem
9. The Annihilator and Finiteness Theorems
10. Matlis duality
11. Local duality
12. Canonical modules
13. Foundations in the graded case
14. Graded versions of basic theorems
15. Links with projective varieties
16. Castelnuovo regularity
17. Hilbert polynomials
18. Applications to reductions of ideals
19. Connectivity in algebraic varieties
20. Links with sheaf cohomology
Bibliography
Index.
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