About this series
A series of Advanced Textbooks in Mathematics
Krantz, S.G., Washington University, St. Louis, USA
Kumar, S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Nekovár, J., University of Paris VII, France
This series presents, at an advanced level, introductions to some of the fields of current interest in mathematics. Starting with basic concepts, fundamental results and techniques are covered, and important applications and new developments discussed. The textbooks are suitable as an introduction for students and non–specialists, and they can also be used as background material for advanced courses and seminars.