Hilbert Functions of Filtered Modules

  • Giuseppe Valla
  • Maria Evelina Rossi

Part of the Lecture Notes of the Unione Matematica Italiana book series (UMILN, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Maria Evelina Rossi, Giuseppe Valla
    Pages 1-14
  3. Maria Evelina Rossi, Giuseppe Valla
    Pages 15-46
  4. Maria Evelina Rossi, Giuseppe Valla
    Pages 47-59
  5. Maria Evelina Rossi, Giuseppe Valla
    Pages 61-76
  6. Maria Evelina Rossi, Giuseppe Valla
    Pages 77-86
  7. Maria Evelina Rossi, Giuseppe Valla
    Pages 87-91
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 93-101

About this book


Hilbert functions play major parts in Algebraic Geometry and Commutative Algebra, and are also becoming increasingly important in Computational Algebra. They capture many useful numerical characters associated to a projective variety or to a filtered module over a local ring. Starting from the pioneering work of D.G. Northcott and J. Sally, we aim to gather together in one book a broad range of new developments in this theory by using a unifying approach which yields self-contained and easier proofs. The extension of the theory to the case of general filtrations on a module, and its application to the study of certain graded algebras which are not associated to a filtration are two of the main features of this work. The material is intended for graduate students and researchers who are interested in Commutative Algebra, particularly in the theory of the Hilbert functions and related topics.


Associated graded module Filtration Hilbert coefficients Hilbert function Superficial element algebra

Authors and affiliations

  • Giuseppe Valla
    • 1
  • Maria Evelina Rossi
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of MathematicsUniversity of GenoaGenovaItaly
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of GenoaGenoaItaly

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