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Abelian Groups and Representations of Finite Partially Ordered Sets


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. David M. Arnold
    Pages 1-46
  3. David M. Arnold
    Pages 47-75
  4. David M. Arnold
    Pages 76-125
  5. David M. Arnold
    Pages 126-143
  6. David M. Arnold
    Pages 144-172
  7. David M. Arnold
    Pages 173-196
  8. David M. Arnold
    Pages 197-210
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 223-244

About this book


A recurring theme in a traditional introductory graduate algebra course is the existence and consequences of relationships between different algebraic structures. This is also the theme of this book, an exposition of connections between representations of finite partially ordered sets and abelian groups. Emphasis is placed throughout on classification, a description of the objects up to isomorphism, and computation of representation type, a measure of when classification is feasible. David M. Arnold is the Ralph and Jean Storm Professor of Mathematics at Baylor University. He is the author of "Finite Rank Torsion Free Abelian Groups and Rings" published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Mathematics series, a co-editor for two volumes of conference proceedings, and the author of numerous articles in mathematical research journals. His research interests are in abelian group theory and related topics, such as representations of partially ordered sets and modules over discrete valuation rings, subrings of algebraic number fields, and pullback rings. He received his Ph. D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana and was a member of the faculty at New Mexico State University for many years.


Abelian group Algebraic structure Group theory Vector space endomorphism ring

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsBaylor UniversityWacoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Abelian Groups and Representations of Finite Partially Ordered Sets
  • Authors David Arnold
  • Series Title CMS Books in Mathematics / Ouvrages de mathématiques de la SMC
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-98982-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-6462-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-8750-1
  • Series ISSN 1613-5237
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 244
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Group Theory and Generalizations
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From the reviews:


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