© 1995

Commutative Algebra

with a View Toward Algebraic Geometry


Part of the Graduate Texts in Mathematics book series (GTM, volume 150)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. David Eisenbud
      Pages 1-10
  3. Elementary Definitions

    1. David Eisenbud
      Pages 11-17
  4. Basic Constructions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. David Eisenbud
      Pages 21-56
    3. David Eisenbud
      Pages 57-86
    4. David Eisenbud
      Pages 87-115
    5. David Eisenbud
      Pages 117-144
    6. David Eisenbud
      Pages 145-153
    7. David Eisenbud
      Pages 155-178
    8. David Eisenbud
      Pages 179-209
  5. Dimension Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. David Eisenbud
      Pages 213-224
    3. David Eisenbud
      Pages 225-229
    4. David Eisenbud
      Pages 247-269
    5. David Eisenbud
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    7. David Eisenbud
      Pages 317-381

About this book


Commutative Algebra is best understood with knowledge of the geometric ideas that have played a great role in its formation, in short, with a view towards algebraic geometry. The author presents a comprehensive view of commutative algebra, from basics, such as localization and primary decomposition, through dimension theory, differentials, homological methods, free resolutions and duality, emphasizing the origins of the ideas and their connections with other parts of mathematics. Many exercises illustrate and sharpen the theory and extended exercises give the reader an active part in complementing the material presented in the text. One novel feature is a chapter devoted to a quick but thorough treatment of Grobner basis theory and the constructive methods in commutative algebra and algebraic geometry that flow from it. Applications of the theory and even suggestions for computer algebra projects are included. This book will appeal to readers from beginners to advanced students of commutative algebra or algebraic geometry. To help beginners, the essential ideals from algebraic geometry are treated from scratch. Appendices on homological algebra, multilinear algebra and several other useful topics help to make the book relatively self- contained. Novel results and presentations are scattered throughout the text.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsBrandeis UniversityWalthamUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Commutative Algebra
  • Book Subtitle with a View Toward Algebraic Geometry
  • Authors David Eisenbud
  • Series Title Graduate Texts in Mathematics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-94268-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-78122-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-5350-1
  • Series ISSN 0072-5285
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 800
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Algebraic Geometry
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D. Eisenbud

Commutative Algebra with a View Toward Algebraic Geometry

"This text has personality—Those familiar with Eisenbud"s own research will recognize its traces in his choice of topics and manner of approach. The book conveys infectious enthusiasm and the conviction that research in the field is active and yet accessible."—MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS