This is the softcover reprint of the 1975 English translation of the first three chapters of Bourbaki’s Groupes et algebres de Lie. The first chapter describes the theory of Lie algebras, their deviations, representations, and enveloping algebras. Chapter two introduces free Lie algebras in order to discuss the exponential, logarithmic and the Hausdorff series. Chapter three deals with the theory of Lie groups over R and C ultrametric fields.
This is a softcover reprint of chapters four through seven of the 1990 English translation of the revised and expanded version of Bourbaki’s Algebre. Much material was added or revised for this edition, which thoroughly establishes the theories of commutative fields and modules over a principal ideal domain.
This softcover reprint of the 1974 English translation of the first three chapters of Bourbaki’s Algebre gives a thorough exposition of the fundamentals of general, linear, and multilinear algebra. The first chapter introduces the basic objects, such as groups and rings. The second chapter studies the properties of modules and linear maps, and the third chapter discusses algebras, especially tensor algebras.
This is the softcover reprint of the English translation of 1972 (available from Springer since 1989) of the first 7 chapters of Bourbaki's 'Algèbre commutative'. It provides a very complete treatment of commutative algebra, enabling the reader to go further and study algebraic or arithmetic geometry. The first 3 chapters treat in succession the concepts of flatness, localization and completions (in the general setting of graduations and filtrations). Chapter 4 studies associated prime ideals and the primary decomposition. Chapter 5 deals with integers, integral closures and finitely generated algebras over a field (including the Nullstellensatz). Chapter 6 studies valuation (of any rank), and the last chapter focuses on divisors (Krull, Dedekind, or factorial domains) with a final section on modules over integrally closed Noetherian domains, not usually found in textbooks. Useful exercises appear at the ends of the chapters.
This is the sixth and last of the books that form the core of the Bourbaki series, comprising chapters 1-6 in English translation. One striking feature is its exposition of abstract harmonic analysis and the structure of locally compact Abelian groups. This English edition corrects misprints, updates references, and revises the definition of the concept of measurable equivalence relations.
Each volume of Nicolas Bourbakis well-known work, The Elements of Mathematics, contains a section or chapter devoted to the history of the subject. This book collects together those historical segments with an emphasis on the emergence, development, and interaction of the leading ideas of the mathematical theories presented in the Elements. In particular, the book provides a highly readable account of the evolution of algebra, geometry, infinitesimal calculus, and of the concepts of number and structure, from the Babylonian era through to the 20th century.
Integration is the sixth and last of the books that form the core of the Bourbaki series; it draws abundantly on the preceding five Books, especially General Topology and Topological Vector Spaces, making it a culmination of the core six. The power of the tool thus fashioned is strikingly displayed in Chapter II of the author's Théories Spectrales, an exposition, in a mere 38 pages, of abstract harmonic analysis and the structure of locally compact abelian groups. The first volume of the English translation comprises Chapters 1-6; the present volume completes the translation with the remaining Chapters 7-9. Chapters 1-5 received very substantial revisions in a second edition, including changes to some fundamental definitions. Chapters 6-8 are based on the first editions of Chapters 1-5. The English edition has given the author the opportunity to correct misprints, update references, clarify the concordance of Chapter 6 with the second editions of Chapters 1-5, and revise the definition of a key concept in Chapter 6 (measurable equivalence relations).
This is the softcover reprint of the English translation of 1971 (available from Springer since 1989) of the first 4 chapters of Bourbaki's Topologie générale. It gives all the basics of the subject, starting from definitions. Important classes of topological spaces are studied, uniform structures are introduced and applied to topological groups. Real numbers are constructed and their properties established. Part II, comprising the later chapters, Ch. 5-10, is also available in English in softcover.
This is a softcover reprint of the 1987 English translation of the second edition of Bourbaki's Espaces Vectoriels Topologiques. Much of the material has been rearranged, rewritten, or replaced by a more up-to-date exposition, and a good deal of new material has been incorporated in this book, reflecting decades of progress in the field.