This book details the heart and soul of modern commutative and algebraic geometry. It covers such topics as the Hilbert Basis Theorem, the Nullstellensatz, invariant theory, projective geometry, and dimension theory. In addition to enhancing the text of the second edition, with over 200 pages reflecting changes to enhance clarity and correctness, this third edition of Ideals, Varieties and Algorithms includes: a significantly updated section on Maple; updated information on AXIOM, CoCoA, Macaulay 2, Magma, Mathematica and SINGULAR; and presents a shorter proof of the Extension Theorem.
Geometry, Algebra, and Algorithms.- Groebner Bases.- Elimination Theory.- The Algebra-Geometry Dictionary.- Polynomial and Rational Functions on a Variety.- Robotics and Automatic Geometric Theorem Proving.- Invariant Theory of Finite Groups.- Projective Algebraic Geometry.- The Dimension of a Variety.
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Softcover reprint of hardcover 3rd ed. 2007