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A Course in Modern Algebra : Wiley Classics Library - Peter Hilton

A Course in Modern Algebra

Wiley Classics Library

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Published: 4th January 1989
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In this classic work, Hilton and Wu's unique approach brings the reader from the elements of linear algebra past the frontier of homological algebra. They describe a number of different algebraic domains, then emphasize the similarities and differences between them, employing the terminology of categories and functors. The first two chapters present the necessary material on set theory, group theory, and the tensor product of abelian groups. Chapter three develops the appropriate language for making comparisons and unifications, describing such concepts as category, functor, natural transformation, and duality. Chapter four presents the concept of a module as a generalization of that of an abelian group (and of a vector space). Chapter five looks at principal ideal domains, Noetherian rings, and unique factorization domains. Chapter six discusses semisimple rings. Chapter seven crosses the frontier into homological algebra, with discussion of the two most fundamenta

Partial table of contents:

GROUPS.

Cosets, Lagrange's Theorem, and Normal Subgroups.

Direct and Free Products.

ABELIAN GROUPS.

Special Features of Commutative Groups.

Exact Sequences of Abelian Groups.

CATEGORIES AND FUNCTORS.

Natural Transformations.

Duality Principle.

Adjoint Functors.

MODULES.

Rings.

The Functor Hom.

INTEGRAL DOMAINS.

SEMI-SIMPLE RINGS.

The Morita Theorem.

THE FUNCTORS EXT AND TOR.

List of Symbols.

Bibliography.

Index.

ISBN: 9780471504054
ISBN-10: 047150405X
Series: Wiley Classics Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 4th January 1989
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 14.7  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition