Linear Algebraic Groups / Edition 2

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This revised, enlarged edition of Linear Algebraic Groups (1969) starts by presenting foundational material on algebraic groups, Lie algebras, transformation spaces, and quotient spaces. It then turns to solvable groups, general properties of linear algebraic groups, and Chevally’s structure theory of reductive groups over algebraically closed groundfields. It closes with a focus on rationality questions over non-algebraically closed fields.

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A textbook for graduate students with at least some knowledge of Lie algebras and algebraic geometry. Introduces the theory of linear algebraic groups over fields. The first edition (1969) has been out of print for many years. The new edition expands some discussions, corrects errors, and substitutes clearer examples for some earlier ones. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387973708
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 4/18/1991
  • Series: Graduate Texts in Mathematics Series, #126
  • Edition description: 2nd enlarged ed. 1991
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 290
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

AG—Background Material From Algebraic Geometry.- §1. Some Topological Notions.- §2. Some Facts from Field Theory.- §3. Some Commutative Algebra.- §4. Sheaves.- §5. Affine K-Schemes, Prevarieties.- §6. Products; Varieties.- §7. Projective and Complete Varieties.- §8. Rational Functions; Dominant Morphisms.- §9. Dimension.- §10. Images and Fibres of a Morphism.- §11. k-structures on K-Schemes.- §12. k-Structures on Varieties.- §13. Separable points.- §14. Galois Criteria for Rationality.- §15. Derivations and Differentials.- §16. Tangent Spaces.- §17. Simple Points.- §18. Normal Varieties.- References.- I—General Notions Associated With Algebraic Groups.- §1. The Notion of an Algebraic Groups.- §2. Group Closure; Solvable and Nilpotent Groups.- §3. The Lie Algebra of an Algebraic Group.- §4. Jordan Decomposition.- II — Homogeneous Spaces.- §5. Semi-Invariants.- §6. Homogeneous Spaces.- §7. Algebraic Groups in Characteristic Zero.- III Solvable Groups.- §8. Diagonalizable Groups and Tori.- §9. Conjugacy Classes and Centralizers of Semi-Simple Elements.- §10. Connected Solvable Groups.- IV—Borel Subgroups; Reductive Groups.- §11. Borel Subgroups.- §12. Cartan Subgroups; Regular Elements.- §13. The Borel Subgroups Containing a Given Torus.- §14. Root Systems and Bruhat Decomposition in Reductive Groups.- V—Rationality Questions.- §15. Split Solvable Groups and Subgroups.- §16. Groups over Finite Fields.- §17. Quotient of a Group by a Lie Subalgebra.- §18. Cartan Subgroups over the Groundfield. Unirationality. Splitting of Reductive Groups.- §19. Cartan Subgroups of Solvable Groups.- §20. Isotropic Reductive Groups.- §21. Relative Root System and Bruhat Decomposition for Isotropic Reductive Groups.- §22. Central Isogenies.- §23. Examples.- §24. Survey of Some Other Topics.- A. Classification.- B. Linear Representations.- C. Real Reductive Groups.- References for Chapters I to V.- Index of Definition.- Index of Notation.

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