Introduction to Commutative Algebra

Introduction to Commutative Algebra

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by Michael F. Atiyah, I. G MacDonald
     
 

ISBN-10: 046500539X

ISBN-13: 9780465005390

Pub. Date: 01/01/1969

Publisher: Basic Books


This book grew out of a course of lectures given to third year undergraduates at Oxford University and it has the modest aim of producing a rapid introduction to the subject. It is designed to be read by students who have had a first elementary course in general algebra. On the other hand, it is not intended as a substitute for the more voluminous tracts such as…  See more details below

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This book grew out of a course of lectures given to third year undergraduates at Oxford University and it has the modest aim of producing a rapid introduction to the subject. It is designed to be read by students who have had a first elementary course in general algebra. On the other hand, it is not intended as a substitute for the more voluminous tracts such as Zariski-Samuel or Bourbaki. We have concentrated on certain central topics, and large areas, such as field theory, are not touched. In content we cover rather more ground than Northcott and our treatment is substantially different in that, following the modern trend, we put more emphasis on modules and localization.

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ISBN-13:
9780465005390
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
01/01/1969

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This is a fantastic book in every way but one. Perseus Books has done such a terrible job printing it that I am returning my copy. It looks and feels worse than any book I have ever held in my hands. The paper is cheaper than any book I have on my shelf. I can see an empty spot in the glue on the binding. The text itself looks like a second generation photocopy. All of this is a terrible disappointment to me, because everyone I have talked to has loved the content of the book, and I was expecting a good, strong paperback that I could keep for thirty years. This doesn't feel like it'll last thirty days. I can't recommend that anyone buy this book. Perhaps if you could get a cheap used copy it would be worth it, but sixty dollars? No. Get something else.