By Joseph J. Rotman

ISBN-10: 0387683240

ISBN-13: 9780387683249

With a wealth of examples in addition to ample functions to Algebra, it is a must-read paintings: a essentially written, easy-to-follow consultant to Homological Algebra. the writer presents a therapy of Homological Algebra which methods the topic when it comes to its origins in algebraic topology. during this fresh variation the textual content has been absolutely up-to-date and revised all through and new fabric on sheaves and abelian different types has been added.

Applications comprise the following:

* to earrings -- Lazard's theorem that flat modules are direct limits of unfastened modules, Hilbert's Syzygy Theorem, Quillen-Suslin's resolution of Serre's challenge approximately projectives over polynomial earrings, Serre-Auslander-Buchsbaum characterization of standard neighborhood earrings (and a cartoon of specified factorization);

* to teams -- Schur-Zassenhaus, Gaschutz's theorem on outer automorphisms of finite p-groups, Schur multiplier, cotorsion groups;

* to sheaves -- sheaf cohomology, Cech cohomology, dialogue of Riemann-Roch Theorem over compact Riemann surfaces.

Learning Homological Algebra is a two-stage affair. to begin with, one needs to study the language of Ext and Tor, and what this describes. Secondly, one needs to be capable of compute this stuff utilizing a separate language: that of spectral sequences. the fundamental homes of spectral sequences are built utilizing detailed undefined. All is completed within the context of bicomplexes, for the majority functions of spectral sequences contain indices. purposes comprise Grothendieck spectral sequences, switch of earrings, Lyndon-Hochschild-Serre series, and theorems of Leray and Cartan computing sheaf cohomology.