Solutions to Atiyah and MacDonald’s Introduction to. Commutative Algebra. Athanasios Papaioannou. August 5, Introduction to. Commutative Algebra. M. F. ATIYAH, FRS. I. G. MACDONALD. UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD. I. ADDISON-WESLEY PUBLISHING COMPANY. Atiyah and Macdonald explain their philosophy in their introduction. Two radicals of a ring are commonly used in Commutative Algebra: the.

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I think we should stick to the community wiki format: Thank you for your kindness and patience with my glacial mental processing. According to the book Exercise 1. The answer to the question about a Web source of errata is very likely no. OhI should have mentioned Birch and Tate in my list of bigshots I approached directly, and I’m sure there are others I’ve forgotten. Eisenbud is very vividly written with more examples than A-M and good exercises his presentation is also more geometric.

Mathematics Stack Exchange works best with JavaScript enabled. So, it’s very different to just posting once here and then sitting back and hoping which, I thinkis what is happening here, although I do commutaitve if I’ve got this wrong. PageExercise 5, the short exact sequence is missing the middle term. I don’t think I’m understanding.

And a semantic quibble rather than a mistake: See their answer above from Feb 5, Definitions of groups, subgroups, cyclic and normal subgroups, the symmetric group, homomorphisms, isomorphisms, The Correspondence Theorem, Product and Quotient Groups.

Virtually all math books do have at least minor errors. Pagelines Easily one of the best math books Introdution ever read. I rewrote in a hopefully correct way the last edit.


Here is what I think. For context, the first part of 5. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Similarly, Swinnerton-Dyer is known as “Sir Peter”.

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Depends on birth order among other things, complicated by vy peerages for some. I voted for the question and for Matt E’s answer. On page 23, in the third line of the sketch for Proposition 2.

Anyway, you’re right, I guess I should’ve added that it’s no big deal to skip the few exercises where Tor and Ext are needed at first, because homological algebra is probably not meant to be done before one is comfortable with commutative algebra.

There were also completely original mistakes added especially for the translation! This follows immediately from the second part of 5.

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Cassels and Froehlich see Erratum for Cassels-Froehlich. Suppose i is false”. What I can’t do is to obtain the second part of 5.

Also C-F was typeset by a company who had very And finally some really important corrections That seems, however, not to be what they want, and also like too much work. It is however a good book, one of the best I’ve read. But lords and ladies are even more troublesome: However, in order to do the exercises in Atiyah and Macdonald which are the most important part of the text, in my opinionyou will need all the prerequisites above.

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Also, the elements of Galois theory are needed in some exercises in chapter 5, for example. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Email Required, but never shown. Well, that’s the darned thing about correcting errata — you just end up introducing new errors!

Anyway, given my admiration for this almost perfect book, I conjecture that we will find very few errata I find Matsumura dryer than Atiyah-Macdonald though. Honorary titles in the British system are truly mysterious, but “Sir Atiyah” is actually “Sir Michael”.

In short, the first 4 pages of Atiyah and Macdonald should be in the nature of a review for you. Later, in Corollary 3. Matt E k 8 This implication is certainly proved by, e. I’ve since concluded that A-M uses “homomorphism into” here to mean just “homomorphism to,” i.

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On Chapter 2 p. Online solution sets I count five, in various stages of completion seem to either not notice this problem or treat it as something too obvious to merit consideration. For those who have done it, what do you think are the prerequisites before doing this?

You don’t actually need a lot of abstract algebra knowledge before reading A-M.