The study of determinantal ideals and of classical determinantal rings is an old topic of commutative algebra. As in most of the cases, the theory evolved from algebraic geometry, and soon became an important topic in commutative algebra. Looking back, one can say that it is the merit of Eagon and Northcott to be the first who brought to the attention of algebraists the determinantal ideals and investigated them by the methods of commutative and homological algebra. Later on, Buchsbaum and Eisenbud, in a long series of articles, went further along the way of homological investigation of determinantal ideals, while Eagon and Hochster studied them using methods of commutative algebra in order to prove that the classical determinantal rings are normal Cohen-Macaulay domains. As shown later by C. DeConcini, D. Eisenbud, and C. Procesi the appropriate framework including all three types of rings is that of algebras with straightening law, and the standard monomial theory on which these algebras are based yields computationally effective results. A coherent treatment of determinantal ideals from this point of view was given by Bruns and Vetter in their seminal book. determinantal rings in the light of the achievements of the last fifteen years since the publication of Bruns and Vetter's book. They implicitly assume that the reader is familiar with the basics of commutative algebra. However, the authors include some of the main notions and results from Bruns and Vetter's book for the sake of completeness, but without proofs. The authors recommend the reader to first look at the book of Bruns and Vetter in order to get a feel for the flavour of this field. The author's book is meant to be a reference text for the current state of research in the theory of determinantal rings. It was structured in such a way that it can be used as textbook for a one semester graduate course in advanced topics in Algebra, and at the PhD level.
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Book Description Nova Science Pub Inc, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. illustrated edition. 141 pages. 10.25x7.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk1594549184