Elements of the Representation Theory of Associative Algebras: Volume 1: Techniques of Representation Theory

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This first part of a two-volume set offers a modern account of the representation theory of finite dimensional associative algebras over an algebraically closed field. The authors present this topic from the perspective of linear representations of finite-oriented graphs (quivers) and homological algebra. The self-contained treatment constitutes an elementary, up-to-date introduction to the subject using, on the one hand, quiver-theoretical techniques and, on the other, tilting theory and integral quadratic forms. Key features include many illustrative examples, plus a large number of end-of-chapter exercises. The detailed proofs make this work suitable both for courses and seminars, and for self-study. The volume will be of great interest to graduate students beginning research in the representation theory of algebras and to mathematicians from other fields.

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"It was written as the basis of a major course introducing graduate students to the representation theory of assocciative algebras. It benefits from and also reveals the sophistication now developed for the treatment of this material.... A great deal of important mathematics has been set out in this first volume."
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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Algebras and modules; 2. Quivers and algebras; 3. Representations and modules; 4. Auslander-Reiten theory; 5. Nakayama algebras and representation-finite group algebras; 6. Tilting theory; 7. Representation-finite hereditary algebras; 8. Tilted algebras; 9. Directing modules and postprojective components; Appendix: categories, functors and homology.

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