Ideals, Varieties, and Algorithms: An Introduction to Computational Algebraic Geometry and Commutative Algebra (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics)

4.38 avg rating
( 29 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780387356501: Ideals, Varieties, and Algorithms: An Introduction to Computational Algebraic Geometry and Commutative Algebra (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics)

This book details the heart and soul of modern commutative and algebraic geometry. It covers such topics as the Hilbert Basis Theorem, the Nullstellensatz, invariant theory, projective geometry, and dimension theory. In addition to enhancing the text of the second edition, with over 200 pages reflecting changes to enhance clarity and correctness, this third edition of Ideals, Varieties and Algorithms includes: a significantly updated section on Maple; updated information on AXIOM, CoCoA, Macaulay 2, Magma, Mathematica and SINGULAR; and presents a shorter proof of the Extension Theorem.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Algebraic Geometry is the study of systems of polynomial equations in one or more variables, asking such questions as: Does the system have finitely many solutions, and if so how can one find them? And if there are infinitely many solutions, how can they be described and manipulated?

The solutions of a system of polynomial equations form a geometric object called a variety; the corresponding algebraic object is an ideal. There is a close relationship between ideals and varieties which reveals the intimate link between algebra and geometry. Written at a level appropriate to undergraduates, this book covers such topics as the Hilbert Basis Theorem, the Nullstellensatz, invariant theory, projective geometry, and dimension theory.

The algorithms to answer questions such as those posed above are an important part of algebraic geometry. Although the algorithmic roots of algebraic geometry are old, it is only in the last forty years that computational methods have regained their earlier prominence. New algorithms, coupled with the power of fast computers, have led to both theoretical advances and interesting applications, for example in robotics and in geometric theorem proving.

In addition to enhancing the text of the second edition, with over 200 pages reflecting changes to enhance clarity and correctness, this third edition of Ideals, Varieties and Algorithms includes:

A significantly updated section on Maple in Appendix C

Updated information on AXIOM, CoCoA, Macaulay 2, Magma, Mathematica and SINGULAR

A shorter proof of the Extension Theorem presented in Section 6 of Chapter 3

From the 2nd Edition:

"I consider the book to be wonderful. ... The exposition is very clear, there are many helpful pictures, and there are a great many instructive exercises, some quite challenging ... offers the heart and soul of modern commutative and algebraic geometry." -The American Mathematical Monthly

Review:

From the reviews of the third edition:

"The book gives an introduction to Buchberger’s algorithm with applications to syzygies, Hilbert polynomials, primary decompositions. There is an introduction to classical algebraic geometry with applications to the ideal membership problem, solving polynomial equations, and elimination theory. ... The book is well-written. ... The reviewer is sure that it will be a excellent guide to introduce further undergraduates in the algorithmic aspect of commutative algebra and algebraic geometry." (Peter Schenzel, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1118 (20), 2007)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

O'Shea, Donal, Little, John, Cox, David A
Published by Springer (2008)
ISBN 10: 0387356509 ISBN 13: 9780387356501
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
agoodealofbooks
(Ypsilanti, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Springer, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. isbn matches hardcover. new Fast service with confirmation, no international or priority orders over 4lbs. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000128914

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 67.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

David A. Cox, John Little, Donal O'Shea
Published by Springer (2007)
ISBN 10: 0387356509 ISBN 13: 9780387356501
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Springer, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 3rd. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0387356509

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 92.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Cox, David A, Little, John, O'Shea, Dona
Published by Springer (2008)
ISBN 10: 0387356509 ISBN 13: 9780387356501
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Springer, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110387356509

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 99.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

David A Cox; John Little; Donal O'Shea
Published by Springer (2008)
ISBN 10: 0387356509 ISBN 13: 9780387356501
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Springer, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0387356509

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 103.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Cox, David A; Little, John; O'Shea, Donal
Published by Springer
ISBN 10: 0387356509 ISBN 13: 9780387356501
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Springer. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0387356509 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0127518

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 115.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds