Polynomial and Rational Functions on a Variety

  • David Cox
  • John Little
  • Donal O’Shea
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)


One of the unifying themes of modern mathematics is that in order to understand any class of mathematical objects, one should also study mappings between those objects, and especially the mappings which preserve some property of interest. For instance, in linear algebra after studying vector spaces, you also studied the properties of linear mappings between vector spaces (mappings that preserve the vector space operations of sum and scalar product).


Rational Function Variety Versus Commutative Ring Integral Domain Ring Homomorphism 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Cox
    • 1
  • John Little
    • 2
  • Donal O’Shea
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceAmherst CollegeAmherstUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsCollege of the Holy CrossWorcesterUSA
  3. 3.Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer ScienceMount Holyoke CollegeSouth HadleyUSA

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