Elements of mathematics. Algebra. Chapter 8. Translated from the 2nd French edition by Reinie Erné. (English) Zbl 1515.16002

Cham: Springer (ISBN 978-3-031-19292-0/hbk; 978-3-031-19295-1/pbk; 978-3-031-19293-7/ebook). xviii, 490 p. (2023).
Publisher’s description: This book is an English translation of an entirely revised version of the 1958 edition of the eighth chapter of the book Algebra, the second Book of the Elements of Mathematics.
It is devoted to the study of certain classes of rings and of modules, in particular to the notions of Noetherian or Artinian modules and rings, as well as that of radical.
This chapter studies Morita equivalence of module and algebras, it describes the structure of semisimple rings. Various Grothendieck groups are defined that play a universal role for module invariants. The chapter also presents two particular cases of algebras over a field. The theory of central simple algebras is discussed in detail; their classification involves the Brauer group, of which several descriptions are given. Finally, the chapter considers group algebras and applies the general theory to representations of finite groups.
At the end of the volume, a historical note taken from the previous edition recounts the evolution of many of the developed notions.
See the reviews of the 1st and 2nd French editions in [Zbl 0102.27203; Zbl 1245.16001]. See the review of the reprint of chapters 8 and 9 in [Zbl 1103.13003].


16-02 Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to associative rings and algebras
01A75 Collected or selected works; reprintings or translations of classics
00A05 Mathematics in general
16P20 Artinian rings and modules (associative rings and algebras)
16P40 Noetherian rings and modules (associative rings and algebras)
16D60 Simple and semisimple modules, primitive rings and ideals in associative algebras
16N20 Jacobson radical, quasimultiplication
16K50 Brauer groups (algebraic aspects)
16E20 Grothendieck groups, \(K\)-theory, etc.
16D90 Module categories in associative algebras
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