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Springer Monographs in Mathematics

Abelian Groups

Authors: Fuchs, Laszlo

  • Highlights the importance of homological algebra and set theory in the modern theory of abelian groups
  • Exposes the reader to the key ideas and modern methods of the subject
  • Provides a convenient reference for results scattered throughout the literature
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Written by one of the subject’s foremost experts, this book focuses on the central developments and modern methods of the advanced theory of abelian groups, while remaining accessible, as an introduction and reference, to the non-specialist. It provides a coherent source for results scattered throughout the research literature with lots of new proofs.

The presentation highlights major trends that have radically changed the modern character of the subject, in particular, the use of homological methods in the structure theory of various classes of abelian groups, and the use of advanced set-theoretical methods in the study of un decidability problems. The treatment of the latter trend includes Shelah’s seminal work on the un decidability in ZFC of Whitehead’s Problem; while the treatment of the former trend includes an extensive (but non-exhaustive) study of p-groups, torsion-free groups, mixed groups and important classes of groups arising from ring theory. To prepare the reader to tackle these topics, the book reviews the fundamentals of abelian group theory and provides some background material from category theory, set theory, topology and homological algebra.

An abundance of exercises are included to test the reader’s comprehension, and to explore noteworthy extensions and related sidelines of the main topics. A list of open problems and questions, in each chapter, invite the reader to take an active part in the subject’s further development.

About the authors

László Fuchs is the Evelyn and John G. Phillips Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Mathematics at Tulane University. He was awarded the Kossuth Prize in 1953 and is a foreign member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Abelian Groups
Authors
Series Title
Springer Monographs in Mathematics
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-19422-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-19422-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-19421-9
Series ISSN
1439-7382
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 747
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