Affine Sets and Affine Groups

Affine Sets and Affine Groups

by D. G. Northcott
     
 

ISBN-10: 052122909X

ISBN-13: 9780521229098

Pub. Date: 05/08/1980

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In these notes, first published in 1980, Professor Northcott provides a self-contained introduction to the theory of affine algebraic groups for mathematicians with a basic knowledge of communicative algebra and field theory. The book divides into two parts. The first four chapters contain all the geometry needed for the second half of the book which deals with

Overview

In these notes, first published in 1980, Professor Northcott provides a self-contained introduction to the theory of affine algebraic groups for mathematicians with a basic knowledge of communicative algebra and field theory. The book divides into two parts. The first four chapters contain all the geometry needed for the second half of the book which deals with affine groups. Alternatively the first part provides a sure introduction to the foundations of algebraic geometry. Any affine group has an associated Lie algebra. In the last two chapters, the author studies these algebras and shows how, in certain important cases, their properties can be transferred back to the groups from which they arose. These notes provide a clear and carefully written introduction to algebraic geometry and algebraic groups.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521229098
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/08/1980
Series:
London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series, #39
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Affine Sets: 1. Preliminaries concerning algebras; 2. Affine sets; 3. Irreducible affine sets; 4. Derivations and tangent spaces; Part II. Affine Groups: 5. Affine groups; 6. The associated Lie algebra; 7. Power series and exponentials; References; Index.

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