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Algebra

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Algebra by I.M. Gelfand,Alexander Shen Book Summary:

This book is about algebra. This is a very old science and its gems have lost their charm for us through everyday use. We have tried in this book to refresh them for you. The main part of the book is made up of problems. The best way to deal with them is: Solve the problem by yourself - compare your solution with the solution in the book (if it exists) - go to the next problem. However, if you have difficulties solving a problem (and some of them are quite difficult), you may read the hint or start to read the solution. If there is no solution in the book for some problem, you may skip it (it is not heavily used in the sequel) and return to it later. The book is divided into sections devoted to different topics. Some of them are very short, others are rather long. Of course, you know arithmetic pretty well. However, we shall go through it once more, starting with easy things. 2 Exchange of terms in addition Let's add 3 and 5: 3+5=8. And now change the order: 5+3=8. We get the same result. Adding three apples to five apples is the same as adding five apples to three - apples do not disappear and we get eight of them in both cases. 3 Exchange of terms in multiplication Multiplication has a similar property. But let us first agree on notation.

80 Activities to Make Basic Algebra Easier

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80 Activities to Make Basic Algebra Easier by Robert S. Graflund Book Summary:

With this sourcebook of reproducible puzzles and practice problems, you can successfully reinforce first-year algebra skills. Now revised to meet NCTM standards, this book contains more teaching tips, new calculator activities, and additional "outdoor math" activities. Secret codes, magic squares, cross-number puzzles, and other self-correcting devices provide stimulating and fun practice. Chapters cover basic equations, equations and inequalities with real numbers, polynomials, factoring, using fractions, graphing and systems of linear equations, and rational and irrational numbers. Worked-out examples, drawings, and cartoons clarify key ideas. Answers are included.

Introduction to Abstract Algebra, Third Edition

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Introduction to Abstract Algebra, Third Edition by T.A. Whitelaw Book Summary:

The first and second editions of this successful textbook have been highly praised for their lucid and detailed coverage of abstract algebra. In this third edition, the author has carefully revised and extended his treatment, particularly the material on rings and fields, to provide an even more satisfying first course in abstract algebra.

Linear Algebra

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Linear Algebra by Harold M. Edwards Book Summary:

* Proposes a radically new and thoroughly algorithmic approach to linear algebra * Each proof is an algorithm described in English that can be translated into the computer language the class is using and put to work solving problems and generating new examples * Designed for a one-semester course, this text gives the student many examples to work through and copious exercises to test their skills and extend their knowledge of the subject

Matrix Algebra and Its Applications to Statistics and Econometrics

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Matrix Algebra and Its Applications to Statistics and Econometrics by Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao,M. Bhaskara Rao Book Summary:

"I recommend this book for its extensive coverage of topics not easily found elsewhere and for its focus on applications".Zentralblatt MATH"The book is an excellent source on linear algebra, matrix theory and applications in statistics and econometrics, and is unique in many ways. I recommend it to anyone interested in these disciplines, and especially in how they benefit from one another".Statistical Papers, 2000

Advanced Algebra

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Advanced Algebra by Anthony W. Knapp Book Summary:

Basic Algebra and Advanced Algebra systematically develop concepts and tools in algebra that are vital to every mathematician, whether pure or applied, aspiring or established. Advanced Algebra includes chapters on modern algebra which treat various topics in commutative and noncommutative algebra and provide introductions to the theory of associative algebras, homological algebras, algebraic number theory, and algebraic geometry. Many examples and hundreds of problems are included, along with hints or complete solutions for most of the problems. Together the two books give the reader a global view of algebra and its role in mathematics as a whole.

Linear Algebra and Geometry

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Linear Algebra and Geometry by David M. Bloom Book Summary:

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Algebra For Iit Jee

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Algebra For Iit Jee by Kumar Book Summary:

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Topics in Applied Abstract Algebra

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Topics in Applied Abstract Algebra by S. R. Nagpaul Book Summary:

This book presents interesting applications of abstract algebra to practical real-world problems. Especially for those whose interest in algebra is not confined to abstract theory, the text makes the study of abstract algebra more exciting and meaningful. The book is appropriate as either a text for an applied abstract algebra course or as a supplemental text for a standard course in abstract algebra. While fully developed, the algebraic theory presented is just what is required for the applications discussed in the book. This book is included in the Brooks/Cole Series in Advanced Mathematics (Series Editor: Paul Sally, Jr.).

A History of Abstract Algebra

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A History of Abstract Algebra by Israel Kleiner Book Summary:

This book does nothing less than provide an account of the intellectual lineage of abstract algebra. The development of abstract algebra was propelled by the need for new tools to address certain classical problems that appeared insoluble by classical means. A major theme of the book is to show how abstract algebra has arisen in attempting to solve some of these classical problems, providing a context from which the reader may gain a deeper appreciation of the mathematics involved. Mathematics instructors, algebraists, and historians of science will find the work a valuable reference.

How the Arabs Invented Algebra

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How the Arabs Invented Algebra by Tika Downey Book Summary:

Examines the history of the concept of variables through a discussion of the origins of algebra in ancient Arab civilization.

Matrix Algebra: Exercises and Solutions

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Matrix Algebra: Exercises and Solutions by David A. Harville Book Summary:

This book contains over 300 exercises and solutions that together cover a wide variety of topics in matrix algebra. They can be used for independent study or in creating a challenging and stimulating environment that encourages active engagement in the learning process. The requisite background is some previous exposure to matrix algebra of the kind obtained in a first course. The exercises are those from an earlier book by the same author entitled Matrix Algebra From a Statistician's Perspective. They have been restated (as necessary) to stand alone, and the book includes extensive and detailed summaries of all relevant terminology and notation. The coverage includes topics of special interest and relevance in statistics and related disciplines, as well as standard topics. The overlap with exercises available from other sources is relatively small. This collection of exercises and their solutions will be a useful reference for students and researchers in matrix algebra. It will be of interest to mathematicians and statisticians.

Geometric Algebra with Applications in Science and Engineering

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Geometric Algebra with Applications in Science and Engineering by Eduardo Bayro Corrochano,Garret Sobczyk Book Summary:

The goal of this book is to present a unified mathematical treatment of diverse problems in mathematics, physics, computer science, and engineer ing using geometric algebra. Geometric algebra was invented by William Kingdon Clifford in 1878 as a unification and generalization of the works of Grassmann and Hamilton, which came more than a quarter of a century before. Whereas the algebras of Clifford and Grassmann are well known in advanced mathematics and physics, they have never made an impact in elementary textbooks where the vector algebra of Gibbs-Heaviside still predominates. The approach to Clifford algebra adopted in most of the ar ticles here was pioneered in the 1960s by David Hestenes. Later, together with Garret Sobczyk, he developed it into a unified language for math ematics and physics. Sobczyk first learned about the power of geometric algebra in classes in electrodynamics and relativity taught by Hestenes at Arizona State University from 1966 to 1967. He still vividly remembers a feeling of disbelief that the fundamental geometric product of vectors could have been left out of his undergraduate mathematics education. Geometric algebra provides a rich, general mathematical framework for the develop ment of multilinear algebra, projective and affine geometry, calculus on a manifold, the representation of Lie groups and Lie algebras, the use of the horosphere and many other areas. This book is addressed to a broad audience of applied mathematicians, physicists, computer scientists, and engineers.

Applications of Geometric Algebra in Computer Science and Engineering

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Applications of Geometric Algebra in Computer Science and Engineering by Leo Dorst,Chris Doran,Joan Lasenby Book Summary:

Geometric algebra has established itself as a powerful and valuable mathematical tool for solving problems in computer science, engineering, physics, and mathematics. The articles in this volume, written by experts in various fields, reflect an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, and highlight a range of techniques and applications. Relevant ideas are introduced in a self-contained manner and only a knowledge of linear algebra and calculus is assumed. Features and Topics: * The mathematical foundations of geometric algebra are explored * Applications in computational geometry include models of reflection and ray-tracing and a new and concise characterization of the crystallographic groups * Applications in engineering include robotics, image geometry, control-pose estimation, inverse kinematics and dynamics, control and visual navigation * Applications in physics include rigid-body dynamics, elasticity, and electromagnetism * Chapters dedicated to quantum information theory dealing with multi- particle entanglement, MRI, and relativistic generalizations Practitioners, professionals, and researchers working in computer science, engineering, physics, and mathematics will find a wide range of useful applications in this state-of-the-art survey and reference book. Additionally, advanced graduate students interested in geometric algebra will find the most current applications and methods discussed.

Algebra

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Algebra by Thomas W. Hungerford Book Summary:

Finally a self-contained, one volume, graduate-level algebra text that is readable by the average graduate student and flexible enough to accommodate a wide variety of instructors and course contents. The guiding principle throughout is that the material should be presented as general as possible, consistent with good pedagogy. Therefore it stresses clarity rather than brevity and contains an extraordinarily large number of illustrative exercises.

An Introduction to Homological Algebra

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An Introduction to Homological Algebra by Joseph J. Rotman Book Summary:

Graduate mathematics students will find this book an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to the subject. Rotman’s book gives a treatment of homological algebra which approaches the subject in terms of its origins in algebraic topology. In this new edition the book has been updated and revised throughout and new material on sheaves and cup products has been added. The author has also included material about homotopical algebra, alias K-theory. Learning homological algebra is a two-stage affair. First, one must learn the language of Ext and Tor. Second, one must be able to compute these things with spectral sequences. Here is a work that combines the two.

Six Lectures on Commutative Algebra

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Six Lectures on Commutative Algebra by J. Elias,J. M. Giral,Rosa M. Miró-Roig,Santiago Zarzuela Book Summary:

Interest in commutative algebra has surged over the past decades. In order to survey and highlight recent developments in this rapidly expanding field, the Centre de Recerca Matematica in Bellaterra organized a ten-days Summer School on Commutative Algebra in 1996. Lectures were presented by six high-level specialists, L. Avramov (Purdue), M.K. Green (UCLA), C. Huneke (Purdue), P. Schenzel (Halle), G. Valla (Genova) and W.V. Vasconcelos (Rutgers), providing a fresh and extensive account of the results, techniques and problems of some of the most active areas of research. The present volume is a synthesis of the lectures given by these authors. Research workers as well as graduate students in commutative algebra and nearby areas will find a useful overview of the field and recent developments in it. Reviews "All six articles are at a very high level; they provide a thorough survey of results and methods in their subject areas, illustrated with algebraic or geometric examples." - Acta Scientiarum Mathematicarum Avramov lecture: "... it contains all the major results [on infinite free resolutions], it explains carefully all the different techniques that apply, it provides complete proofs (...). This will be extremely helpful for the novice as well as the experienced." - Mathematical reviews Huneke lecture: "The topic is tight closure, a theory developed by M. Hochster and the author which has in a short time proved to be a useful and powerful tool. (...) The paper is extremely well organized, written, and motivated." - Zentralblatt MATH Schenzel lecture: "... this paper is an excellent introduction to applications of local cohomology." - Zentralblatt MATH Valla lecture: "... since he is an acknowledged expert on Hilbert functions and since his interest has been so broad, he has done a superb job in giving the readers a lively picture of the theory." - Mathematical reviews Vasconcelos lecture: "This is a very useful survey on invariants of modules over noetherian rings, relations between them, and how to compute them." - Zentralblatt MATH

BCI-Algebra

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BCI-Algebra by Yisheng Huang Book Summary:

Distributed by Elsevier Science on behalf of Science Press. This book is mainly designed for graduate students who are interested in the theory of BCK and BCI-algebras. It introduces the general theoretical basis of BCI-algebras, omitting difficult proofs and abstract topics which are less necessary for beginners to learn. With abundant examples and exercises arranged after each section, it provides readers with easy-to-follow steps into this field. Specially designed for graduate students with emphasis on elementary knowledge in this field Organizes knowledge points systematically and highlights various arguments on vital topics to make them easy to be understand Gives many examples to clarify important notations and terminologies and abundant of classified exercises after each chapter for revision purposes

Abstract Algebra

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Abstract Algebra by Ronald Solomon Book Summary:

This undergraduate text takes a novel approach to the standard introductory material on groups, rings, and fields. At the heart of the text is a semi-historical journey through the early decades of the subject as it emerged in the revolutionary work of Euler, Lagrange, Gauss, and Galois. Avoiding excessive abstraction whenever possible, the text focuses on the central problem of studying the solutions of polynomial equations. Highlights include a proof of the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra, essentially due to Euler, and a proof of the constructability of the regular 17-gon, in the manner of Gauss. Another novel feature is the introduction of groups through a meditation on the meaning of congruence in the work of Euclid. Everywhere in the text, the goal is to make clear the links connecting abstract algebra to Euclidean geometry, high school algebra, and trigonometry, in the hope that students pursuing a career as secondary mathematics educators will carry away a deeper and richer understanding of the high school mathematics curriculum. Another goal is to encourage students, insofar as possible in a textbook format, to build the course for themselves, with exercises integrally embedded in the text of each chapter.

Geometric Algebra for Physicists

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Geometric Algebra for Physicists by Chris Doran,Anthony Lasenby Book Summary:

Geometric algebra is a powerful mathematical language with applications across a range of subjects in physics and engineering. This book is a complete guide to the current state of the subject with early chapters providing a self-contained introduction to geometric algebra. Topics covered include new techniques for handling rotations in arbitrary dimensions, and the links between rotations, bivectors and the structure of the Lie groups. Following chapters extend the concept of a complex analytic function theory to arbitrary dimensions, with applications in quantum theory and electromagnetism. Later chapters cover advanced topics such as non-Euclidean geometry, quantum entanglement, and gauge theories. Applications such as black holes and cosmic strings are also explored. It can be used as a graduate text for courses on the physical applications of geometric algebra and is also suitable for researchers working in the fields of relativity and quantum theory.

Graph Algebra

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Graph Algebra by Courtney Brown Book Summary:

Derived from engineering literature that uses similar techniques to map electronic circuits and physical systems, graph algebra utilizes a systems approach to modelling that offers social scientists a variety of tools that are both sophisticated and easily applied.

Algebra

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Algebra by Brahmagupta Book Summary:

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Matrix Algebra

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Matrix Algebra by Karim M. Abadir,Jan R. Magnus,Emeritus Professor Tilburg University and Visiting Professor of Econometrics Jan R Magnus Book Summary:

A stand-alone textbook in matrix algebra for econometricians and statisticians - advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and teachers.

High school: a comprehensive manipulative program for algebra I

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High school: a comprehensive manipulative program for algebra I by N.A Book Summary:

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Algorithmic Algebra

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Algorithmic Algebra by Bhubaneswar Mishra Book Summary:

Algorithmic Algebra studies some of the main algorithmic tools of computer algebra, covering such topics as Gröbner bases, characteristic sets, resultants and semialgebraic sets. The main purpose of the book is to acquaint advanced undergraduate and graduate students in computer science, engineering and mathematics with the algorithmic ideas in computer algebra so that they could do research in computational algebra or understand the algorithms underlying many popular symbolic computational systems: Mathematica, Maple or Axiom, for instance. Also, researchers in robotics, solid modeling, computational geometry and automated theorem proving community may find it useful as symbolic algebraic techniques have begun to play an important role in these areas. The book, while being self-contained, is written at an advanced level and deals with the subject at an appropriate depth. The book is accessible to computer science students with no previous algebraic training. Some mathematical readers, on the other hand, may find it interesting to see how algorithmic constructions have been used to provide fresh proofs for some classical theorems. The book also contains a large number of exercises with solutions to selected exercises, thus making it ideal as a textbook or for self-study.

Educational Algebra

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Educational Algebra by Eugenio Filloy,Teresa Rojano,Luis Puig Book Summary:

This book takes a theoretical perspective on the study of school algebra, in which both semiotics and history occur. The Methodological design allows for the interpretation of specific phenomena and the inclusion of evidence not addressed in more general treatments. The book gives priority to "meaning in use" over "formal meaning". These approaches and others of similar nature lead to a focus on competence rather than a user’s activity with mathematical language.

Abstract Algebra

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Abstract Algebra by Paul B. Garrett Book Summary:

Designed for an advanced undergraduate- or graduate-level course, Abstract Algebra provides an example-oriented, less heavily symbolic approach to abstract algebra. The text emphasizes specifics such as basic number theory, polynomials, finite fields, as well as linear and multilinear algebra. This classroom-tested, how-to manual takes a more narrative approach than the stiff formalism of many other textbooks, presenting coherent storylines to convey crucial ideas in a student-friendly, accessible manner. An unusual feature of the text is the systematic characterization of objects by universal mapping properties, rather than by constructions whose technical details are irrelevant. Addresses Common Curricular Weaknesses In addition to standard introductory material on the subject, such as Lagrange's and Sylow's theorems in group theory, the text provides important specific illustrations of general theory, discussing in detail finite fields, cyclotomic polynomials, and cyclotomic fields. The book also focuses on broader background, including brief but representative discussions of naive set theory and equivalents of the axiom of choice, quadratic reciprocity, Dirichlet's theorem on primes in arithmetic progressions, and some basic complex analysis. Numerous worked examples and exercises throughout facilitate a thorough understanding of the material.

ABSTRACT ALGEBRA

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ABSTRACT ALGEBRA by DIPAK CHATTERJEE Book Summary:

Appropriate for undergraduate courses, this second edition has a new chapter on lattice theory, many revisions, new solved problems and additional exercises in the chapters on group theory, boolean algebra and matrix theory. The text offers a systematic, well-planned, and elegant treatment of the main themes in abstract algebra. It begins with the fundamentals of set theory, basic algebraic structures such as groups and rings, and special classes of rings and domains, and then progresses to extension theory, vector space theory and finally the matrix theory. The boolean algebra by virtue of its relation to abstract algebra also finds a proper place in the development of the text. The students develop an understanding of all the essential results such as the Cayley's theorem, the Lagrange's theorem, and the Isomorphism theorem, in a rigorous and precise manner. Sufficient numbers of examples have been worked out in each chapter so that the students can grasp the concepts, the ideas, and the results of structure of algebraic objects in a comprehensive way. The chapter-end exercises are designed to enhance the student's ability to further explore and inter-connect various essential notions.

Linear Algebra with Applications, Alternate Edition

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Linear Algebra with Applications, Alternate Edition by Gareth Williams Book Summary:

Part of the new Digital Filmmaker Series! Digital Filmmaking: An Introductionis the first book in the newDigital Filmmaker Series. Designed for an introductory level course in digital filmmaking, it is intended for anyone who has an interest in telling stories with pictures and sound and won't assume any familiarity with equipment or concepts on the part of the student. In addition to the basics of shooting and editing, different story forms are introduced from documentary and live events through fictional narratives. Each of the topics is covered in enough depth to allow anyone with a camera and a computer to begin creating visual projects of quality.

Logic as Algebra

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Logic as Algebra by Paul Halmos,Steven Givant Book Summary:

An introduction to logic from the perspective of algebra.

Linear Algebra

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Linear Algebra by Elliott Ward Cheney,David Ronald Kincaid Book Summary:

Systems of linear equations -- Vector spaces -- Matrix operations -- Determinants -- Vector subspaces -- Eigensystems -- Inner-product vector spaces -- Additional topics.

Riemann-Roch Algebra

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Riemann-Roch Algebra by William Fulton,Serge Lang Book Summary:

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Applied Abstract Algebra

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Applied Abstract Algebra by David Joyner,Richard Kreminski,Joann Turisco Book Summary:

David Joyner, Richard Kreminski, and Joann Turisco introduce a wide range of abstract algebra with relevant and interesting applications, from error-correcting codes to cryptography to the group theory of Rubik's cube. Each chapter includes exercises in GAP (a free computer algebra system) and MAGMA (a noncommercial computer algebra system), which are especially helpful in giving students a grasp of practical examples.

Challenging Problems in Algebra

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Challenging Problems in Algebra by Alfred S. Posamentier,Charles T. Salkind Book Summary:

Stimulating collection of over 300 unusual problems involving equations and inequalities, Diophantine equations, number theory, quadratic equations, logarithms and more. Problems range from easy to difficult. Detailed solutions, as well as brief answers, for all problems are provided.

Banach Algebra Techniques in Operator Theory

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Banach Algebra Techniques in Operator Theory by Ronald G. Douglas Book Summary:

A discussion of certain advanced topics in operator theory, providing the necessary background while assuming only standard senior-first year graduate courses in general topology, measure theory, and algebra. Each chapter ends with source notes which suggest additional reading along with comments on who proved what and when, followed by a large number of problems of varying difficulty. This new edition will appeal to a whole new generation of students seeking an introduction to this topic.

Representation Theory of the Virasoro Algebra

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Representation Theory of the Virasoro Algebra by Kenji Iohara,Yoshiyuki Koga Book Summary:

The Virasoro algebra is an infinite dimensional Lie algebra that plays an increasingly important role in mathematics and theoretical physics. This book describes some fundamental facts about the representation theory of the Virasoro algebra in a self-contained manner. Topics include the structure of Verma modules and Fock modules, the classification of (unitarizable) Harish-Chandra modules, tilting equivalence, and the rational vertex operator algebras associated to the so-called minimal series representations. Covering a wide range of material, this book has three appendices which provide background information required for some of the chapters. The authors organize fundamental results in a unified way and refine existing proofs. For instance in chapter three, a generalization of Jantzen filtration is reformulated in an algebraic manner, and geometric interpretation is provided. Statements, widely believed to be true, are collated, and results which are known but not verified are proven, such as the corrected structure theorem of Fock modules in chapter eight. This book will be of interest to a wide range of mathematicians and physicists from the level of graduate students to researchers.

Algebra

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Algebra by Mark Roger Sepanski Book Summary:

Mark Sepanski's Algebra is a readable introduction to the delightful world of modern algebra. Beginning with concrete examples from the study of integers and modular arithmetic, the text steadily familiarizes the reader with greater levels of abstraction as it moves through the study of groups, rings, and fields. The book is equipped with over 750 exercises suitable for many levels of student ability. There are standard problems, as well as challenging exercises, that introduce students to topics not normally covered in a first course. Difficult problems are broken into manageable subproblems and come equipped with hints when needed. Appropriate for both self-study and the classroom, the material is efficiently arranged so that milestones such as the Sylow theorems and Galois theory can be reached in one semester.

Commutative Algebra II

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Commutative Algebra II by O. Zariski,P. Samuel Book Summary:

From the Preface: "topics are: (a) valuation theory; (b) theory of polynomial and power series rings (including generalizations to graded rings and modules); (c) local algebra... the algebro-geometric connections and applications of the purely algebraic material are constantly stressed and abundantly scattered throughout the exposition. Thus, this volume can be used in part as an introduction to some basic concepts and the arithmetic foundations of algebraic geometry."