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Introduces the theory of algebraic groups over an algebraically closed field
Second Edition thoroughly revised and expanded, extending the theory over arbitrary fields which are not necessarily algebraically closed
Excellent exercises, bibliography and index
May be used as a textbook in graduate and advanced undergraduate courses on Algebra, Modern Algebra, and Linear Algebra
Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras
Part of the book series: Modern Birkhäuser Classics (MBC)
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Table of contents (17 chapters)

Front Matter

Back Matter
About this book
"[The first] ten chapters...are an efficient, accessible, and selfcontained introduction to affine algebraic groups over an algebraically closed field. The author includes exercises and the book is certainly usable by graduate students as a text or for selfstudy...the author [has a] studentfriendly style… [The following] seven chapters... would also be a good introduction to rationality issues for algebraic groups. A number of results from the literature…appear for the first time in a text." –Mathematical Reviews (Review of the Second Edition)
"This book is a completely new version of the first edition. The aim of the old book was to present the theory of linear algebraic groups over an algebraically closed field. Reading that book, many people entered the research field of linear algebraic groups. The present book has a wider scope. Its aim is to treat the theory of linear algebraic groups over arbitrary fields. Again, the author keeps the treatment of prerequisites selfcontained. The material of the first ten chapters covers the contents of the old book, but the arrangement is somewhat different and there are additions, such as the basic facts about algebraic varieties and algebraic groups over a ground field, as well as an elementary treatment of Tannaka's theorem. These chapters can serve as a text for an introductory course on linear algebraic groups. The last seven chapters are new. They deal with algebraic groups over arbitrary fields. Some of the material has not been dealt with before in other texts, such as Rosenlicht's results about solvable groups in Chapter 14, the theorem of Borel and Tits on the conjugacy over the ground field of maximal split tori in an arbitrary linear algebraic group in Chapter 15, and the Tits classification of simple groups over a ground field in Chapter 17. The book includes many exercises and a subject index." –Zentralblatt Math (Review of the Second Edition)
Keywords
 Algebraic Geometry
 Borel Subgroups
 Commutative Algebraic Groups
 Derivation
 Lie
 Lie Theory
 Morphism
 Parabolic Subgroups
 The Isomorphism Theorem
 Weyl Groups
 algebra
 algebraic varieties
 geometry
 linear algebra
 theorem
 matrix theory
Reviews
From the reviews of the second edition:
"[The first] ten chapters...are an efficient, accessible, and selfcontained introduction to affine algebraic groups over an algebraically closed field. The author includes exercises and the book is certainly usable by graduate students as a text or for selfstudy...the author [has a] studentfriendly style… [The following] seven chapters... would also be a good introduction to rationality issues for algebraic groups. A number of results from the literature…appear for the first time in a text." –Mathematical Reviews (Review of the Second Edition)
"This book is a completely new version of the first edition. The aim of the old book was to present the theory of linear algebraic groups over an algebraically closed field. Reading that book, many people entered the research field of linear algebraic groups. The present book has a wider scope. Its aim is to treat the theory of linear algebraic groups over arbitrary fields. Again, the author keeps the treatment of prerequisites selfcontained. The material of the first ten chapters covers the contents of the old book, but the arrangement is somewhat different and there are additions, such as the basic facts about algebraic varieties and algebraic groups over a ground field, as well as an elementary treatment of Tannaka's theorem. These chapters can serve as a text for an introductory course on linear algebraic groups. The last seven chapters are new. They deal with algebraic groups over arbitrary fields. Some of the material has not been dealt with before in other texts, such as Rosenlicht's results about solvable groups in Chapter 14, the theorem of Borel and Tits on the conjugacy over the ground field of maximal split tori in an arbitrary linear algebraic group in Chapter 15, and the Tits classification of simple groups over a ground field in Chapter 17. The book includes many exercises and a subject index." –Zentralblatt Math (Review of the Second Edition)
"In Linear Algebraic Groups Springer aims at a selfcontained treatment of the subject in the title and he certainly succeeds … . each chapter comes equipped with an endnote for a bit of history and context, as well as indications of where to go next. And all of it is done in a very clear style, making for a smooth and readable presentation. … a superb choice for any one wishing to learn the subject and go deeply into it quickly and effectively." (Michael Berg, The Mathematical Association of America, March, 2009)
Authors and Affiliations

Mathematisch Instituut, Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
T. A. Springer
Bibliographic Information
Book Title: Linear Algebraic Groups
Authors: T. A. Springer
Series Title: Modern Birkhäuser Classics
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/9780817648404
Publisher: Birkhäuser Boston, MA

eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive
Copyright Information: Birkhäuser Boston 1998
Softcover ISBN: 9780817648398
eBook ISBN: 9780817648404
Series ISSN: 21971803
Series EISSN: 21971811
Edition Number: 2
Number of Pages: XII, 334
Additional Information: Originally published in the series: Progress in Mathematics
Topics: Linear Algebra, Group Theory and Generalizations, Algebraic Geometry, Algebra, Number Theory