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Clearly presented elements of one of the most penetrating concepts in modern mathematics include discussions of fields, vector spaces, homogeneous linear equations, extension fields, polynomials, algebraic elements, as well as sections on solvable groups, permutation groups, solution of equations by radicals, and other concepts. 1966 ed.
From rings to modules to groups to fields, this undergraduate introduction to abstract algebra follows an unconventional path. The text emphasizes a modern perspective on the subject, with gentle mentions of the unifying categorical principles underlying the various constructions and the role of universal properties. A key feature is the treatment of modules, including a proof of the classification theorem for finitely generated modules over Euclidean domains. Noetherian modules and some of the language of exact complexes are introduced. In addition, standard topics - such as the Chinese Remainder Theorem, the Gauss Lemma, the Sylow Theorems, simplicity of alternating groups, standard results on field extensions, and the Fundamental Theorem of Galois Theory - are all treated in detail. Students will appreciate the text's conversational style, 400+ exercises, an appendix with complete solutions to around 150 of the main text problems, and an appendix with general background on basic logic and naive set theory.
How much does appearance matter in the formation of romantic relationships? Do nice guys always finish last? Does playing hard-to-get ever work? What really makes for a good chat-up line? When it comes to relationships, there's no shortage of advice from self-help 'experts', pick-up artists, and glossy magazines. But modern-day myths of attraction often have no basis in fact or - worse - are rooted in little more than misogyny. In Attraction Explained, psychologist Viren Swami debunks these myths and draws on cutting-edge research to provide a ground-breaking and evidence-based account of relationship formation. At the core of this book is a very simple idea: there are no 'laws of attraction', no foolproof methods or strategies for getting someone to date you. But this isn't to say that there's nothing to be gained from studying attraction. Based on science rather than self-help cliches, Attraction Explained looks at how factors such as geography, appearance, personality, and similarity affect who we fall for and why.
This volume contains nine survey articles based on plenary lectures given at the 28th British Combinatorial Conference, hosted online by Durham University in July 2021. This biennial conference is a well-established international event, attracting speakers from around the world. Written by some of the foremost researchers in the field, these surveys provide up-to-date overviews of several areas of contemporary interest in combinatorics. Topics discussed include maximal subgroups of finite simple groups, Hasse-Weil type theorems and relevant classes of polynomial functions, the partition complex, the graph isomorphism problem, and Borel combinatorics. Representing a snapshot of current developments in combinatorics, this book will be of interest to researchers and graduate students in mathematics and theoretical computer science.
This textbook provides a rigorous mathematical perspective on error-correcting codes, starting with the basics and progressing through to the state-of-the-art. Algebraic, combinatorial, and geometric approaches to coding theory are adopted with the aim of highlighting how coding can have an important real-world impact. Because it carefully balances both theory and applications, this book will be an indispensable resource for readers seeking a timely treatment of error-correcting codes. Early chapters cover fundamental concepts, introducing Shannon's theorem, asymptotically good codes and linear codes. The book then goes on to cover other types of codes including chapters on cyclic codes, maximum distance separable codes, LDPC codes, p-adic codes, amongst others. Those undertaking independent study will appreciate the helpful exercises with selected solutions. A Course in Algebraic Error-Correcting Codes suits an interdisciplinary audience at the Masters level, including students of mathematics, engineering, physics, and computer science. Advanced undergraduates will find this a useful resource as well. An understanding of linear algebra is assumed.
Features: key points guided practice - context-free 'no-stabilisers' practice - context-free 'step into AS' taster questions don't forget' - key reminders context-free, exam-type practice self-assessment record complete practice paper
This book offers a self-contained exposition of local class field theory, serving as a second course on Galois theory. It opens with a discussion of several fundamental topics in algebra, such as profinite groups, p-adic fields, semisimple algebras and their modules, and homological algebra with the example of group cohomology. The book culminates with the description of the abelian extensions of local number fields, as well as the celebrated Kronecker-Weber theory, in both the local and global cases. The material will find use across disciplines, including number theory, representation theory, algebraic geometry, and algebraic topology. Written for beginning graduate students and advanced undergraduates, this book can be used in the classroom or for independent study.
Algebras of operators arise frequently in the study of
representations of Lie groups, both finite-dimensional and
infinite-dimensional. This book begins with extensive background
material that covers definitions and terminology, operators in
Hilbert space, and the imprimitivity theorem.
Solid but concise, this account of Lie algebra emphasizes the theory's simplicity and offers new approaches to major theorems. It also presents a general, extensive treatment of Cartan and related Lie subalgebras over arbitrary fields. Contents include introductory material on prerequisites for modules and basic material on nonassociative algebras. 1972 edition.
Rigorous, self-contained coverage of determinants, vectors, matrices and linear equations, quadratic forms, more. Elementary, easily readable account with numerous examples and problems at the end of each chapter. "The straight-forward clarity of the writing is admirable."-American Mathematical Monthly. Bibliography.
Behavior Modification,10/e assumes no specific prior knowledge about psychology or behavior modification on the part of the reader. The authors begin with basic principles and procedures of behavior modification and then provide readers with how-to-skills such as observing and recording. Next, the authors provide advanced discussion and references to acquaint readers with some of the empirical and theoretical underpinnings of the field. Readers will emerge with a thorough understanding of behavior modification in a wide variety of populations and settings.
The first edition of this book appeared in 1981 as a direct continuation of Lectures of von Neumann Algebras (by S.V. Stratila and L. Zsido) and, until 2003, was the only comprehensive monograph on the subject. Addressing the students of mathematics and physics and researchers interested in operator algebras, noncommutative geometry and free probability, this revised edition covers the fundamentals and latest developments in the field of operator algebras. It discusses the group-measure space construction, Krieger factors, infinite tensor products of factors of type I (ITPFI factors) and construction of the type III_1 hyperfinite factor. It also studies the techniques necessary for continuous and discrete decomposition, duality theory for noncommutative groups, discrete decomposition of Connes, and Ocneanu's result on the actions of amenable groups. It contains a detailed consideration of groups of automorphisms and their spectral theory, and the theory of crossed products.
In this work Zoltan Paul Dienes enlivens the world of algebra and examines some of the mysteries of mathematical constructions in a new and exciting fashion. Step by step, equation by equation, diagram by diagram, he strips away all the unintelligible jargon and brings each task and problem to life. If algebra lessons were viewed with dread at school, this is the book to make you reconsider. The informal style, clear diagrams and comprehensive explanations make understanding easy, while innovative games and intriguing puzzles ensure that learning is no longer a chore but a pleasure. Although predominantly aimed at those already equipped with basic algebra skills, beginners and experts alike will find much to interest and test them.
This study covers comodules, rational modules and bicomodules; cosemisimple, semiperfect and co-Frobenius algebras; bialgebras and Hopf algebras; actions and coactions of Hopf algebras on algebras; finite dimensional Hopf algebras, with the Nicholas-Zoeller and Taft-Wilson theorems and character theory; and more.
Giving an easily accessible elementary introduction to the
algebraic theory of quadratic forms, this book covers both Witt's
theory and Pfister's theory of quadratic forms.
This volume concentrates on the structure of Boolean algebras and
rings as developed through simpler algebraic systems. The algebra
of logic and set theory appears as applications or illustrations
throughout, and numerous problems form an integral part of the
text. No prior knowledge of Boolean algebra is necessary.
This unique text provides students with a single-volume treatment
of the basics of calculus and analytic geometry. It reflects the
teaching methods and philosophy of Otto Schreier, an influential
mathematician and professor. The order of its presentation promotes
an intuitive approach to calculus, and it offers a strong emphasis
on algebra with minimal prerequisites.
This introduction to linear algebra and functional analysis offers a clear expository treatment, viewing algebra, geometry, and analysis as parts of an integrated whole rather than separate subjects. All abstract ideas receive a high degree of motivation, and numerous examples illustrate many different fields of mathematics. Abundant problems include hints or answers. 1961 edition.
This informative survey chronicles the process of abstraction that
ultimately led to the axiomatic formulation of the abstract notion
of group. Hans Wussing, former Director of the Karl Sudhoff
Institute for the History of Medicine and Science at Leipzig
University, contradicts the conventional thinking that the roots of
the abstract notion of group lie strictly in the theory of
algebraic equations. Wussing declares their presence in the
geometry and number theory of the late eighteenth and early
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