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List Price:  $125.00 
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Book DetailsContemporary MathematicsVolume: 243; 1999; 238 ppMSC: Primary 16; 19; 20; 00
This volume includes expositions of key developments over the past four decades in commutative and noncommutative algebra, algebraic \(K\)theory, infinite group theory, and applications of algebra to topology. Many of the articles are based on lectures given at a conference at Columbia University honoring the 65th birthday of Hyman Bass. Important topics related to Bass's mathematical interests are surveyed by leading experts in the field. Of particular note is a professional autobiography of Professor Bass and an article by Deborah Ball on mathematical education. The range of subjects covered in the book offers a convenient single source for topics in the field.
ReadershipGraduate students and research mathematicians interested in associative rings and algebras; mathematical historians and educators.

Table of Contents

Articles

John Ewing — On the occasion of the 65th birthday of Hyman Bass

Hyman Bass — A professional autobiography [ MR 1732037 ]

Deborah Loewenberg Ball — Crossing boundaries to examine the mathematics entailed in elementary teaching

Edward Formanek — Bass’s work on the Jacobian conjecture [ MR 1732038 ]

Robert M. Guralnick and Christopher J. Pappacena — Torsion in genus class groups [ MR 1732039 ]

Craig Huneke — Hyman Bass and ubiquity: Gorenstein rings [ MR 1732040 ]

Irving Kaplansky — A salute to Euler and Dickson on the occasion of Hy’s 65th birthday [ MR 1732041 ]

T. Y. Lam — Bass’s work in ring theory and projective modules [ MR 1732042 ]

Alexander Lubotzky — One for almost all: generation of ${\rm SL}(n,p)$ by subsets of ${\rm SL}(n,{\bf Z})$ [ MR 1732043 ]

Andy R. Magid — Deformations of representations [ MR 1732044 ]

Shahar Mozes — Trees, lattices and commensurators [ MR 1732045 ]

M. Pavaman Murthy — A survey of obstruction theory for projective modules of top rank [ MR 1732046 ]

A. S. Rapinchuk — The congruence subgroup problem [ MR 1732047 ]

Peter B. Shalen — Threemanifold topology and the tree for $\rm PSL_2$: the Smith conjecture and beyond [ MR 1732048 ]

Charles A. Weibel — The development of algebraic $K$theory before 1980 [ MR 1732049 ]


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This volume includes expositions of key developments over the past four decades in commutative and noncommutative algebra, algebraic \(K\)theory, infinite group theory, and applications of algebra to topology. Many of the articles are based on lectures given at a conference at Columbia University honoring the 65th birthday of Hyman Bass. Important topics related to Bass's mathematical interests are surveyed by leading experts in the field. Of particular note is a professional autobiography of Professor Bass and an article by Deborah Ball on mathematical education. The range of subjects covered in the book offers a convenient single source for topics in the field.
Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in associative rings and algebras; mathematical historians and educators.

Articles

John Ewing — On the occasion of the 65th birthday of Hyman Bass

Hyman Bass — A professional autobiography [ MR 1732037 ]

Deborah Loewenberg Ball — Crossing boundaries to examine the mathematics entailed in elementary teaching

Edward Formanek — Bass’s work on the Jacobian conjecture [ MR 1732038 ]

Robert M. Guralnick and Christopher J. Pappacena — Torsion in genus class groups [ MR 1732039 ]

Craig Huneke — Hyman Bass and ubiquity: Gorenstein rings [ MR 1732040 ]

Irving Kaplansky — A salute to Euler and Dickson on the occasion of Hy’s 65th birthday [ MR 1732041 ]

T. Y. Lam — Bass’s work in ring theory and projective modules [ MR 1732042 ]

Alexander Lubotzky — One for almost all: generation of ${\rm SL}(n,p)$ by subsets of ${\rm SL}(n,{\bf Z})$ [ MR 1732043 ]

Andy R. Magid — Deformations of representations [ MR 1732044 ]

Shahar Mozes — Trees, lattices and commensurators [ MR 1732045 ]

M. Pavaman Murthy — A survey of obstruction theory for projective modules of top rank [ MR 1732046 ]

A. S. Rapinchuk — The congruence subgroup problem [ MR 1732047 ]

Peter B. Shalen — Threemanifold topology and the tree for $\rm PSL_2$: the Smith conjecture and beyond [ MR 1732048 ]

Charles A. Weibel — The development of algebraic $K$theory before 1980 [ MR 1732049 ]