By Maurice Auslander
By Idun Reiten
By Sverre O. Smalo
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print Publication Year:1995
Online Publication Date:May 2010
This book serves as a comprehensive introduction to the representation theory of Artin algebras, a branch of algebra. Written by three distinguished mathematicians, it illustrates how the theory of almost split sequences is utilized within representation theory. The authors develop several foundational aspects of the subject. For example, the representations of quivers with relations and their interpretation as modules over the factors of path algebras is discussed in detail. Thorough discussions yield concrete illustrations of some of the more abstract concepts and theorems. The book includes complete proofs of all theorems and numerous exercises. It is an invaluable resource for graduate students and researchers.