Introduction To Commutative Algebra

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Avalon Publishing, Feb 21, 1994 - Mathematics - 138 pages
This book grew out of a course of lectures given to third year undergraduates at Oxford University and it has the modest aim of producing a rapid introduction to the subject. It is designed to be read by students who have had a first elementary course in general algebra. On the other hand, it is not intended as a substitute for the more voluminous tracts such as Zariski-Samuel or Bourbaki. We have concentrated on certain central topics, and large areas, such as field theory, are not touched. In content we cover rather more ground than Northcott and our treatment is substantially different in that, following the modern trend, we put more emphasis on modules and localization.

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About the author (1994)

Sir Michael Atiyah was awarded the Fields Medal in 1966. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1962 and received the Royal Medal of the Society in 1968 and its Copley Medal in 1988. He gave the Royal Society's Bakerian Lecture on Global geometry in 1975 and was President of the Royal
Society from 1990 to 1995.

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