EMS Textbooks in Mathematics

Published by the European Mathematical Society (EMS), this book series is aimed at students or professional mathematicians seeking an introduction into a particular field. The individual volumes are intended to provide not only relevant techniques, results and their applications, but afford insight into the motivations and ideas behind the theory. Suitably designed exercises help to master the subject and prepare the reader for the study of more advanced and specialized literature. EMS titles are distributed in the Americas by the American Mathematical Society.