Partially Ordered Rings and Semi-Algebraic Geometry by Gregory W. Brumfiel
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Partially Ordered Rings and Semi-Algebraic Geometry
By Gregory W. Brumfiel

Partially Ordered Rings and Semi-Algebraic Geometry

By (author) See other recent books by Gregory W. Brumfiel
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $125.00
Your Price: $112.50 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $12.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $5.62 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas



Partially Ordered Rings and Semi-Algebraic Geometry by Gregory W. Brumfiel

Book Description

The purpose of this unique book is to establish purely algebraic foundations for the development of certain parts of topology. Some topologists seek to understand geometric properties of solutions to finite systems of equations or inequalities and configurations which in some sense actually occur in the real world. Others study spaces constructed more abstractly using infinite limit processes. Their goal is to determine just how similar or different these abstract spaces are from those which are finitely described. However, as topology is usually taught, even the first, more concrete type of problem is approached using the language and methods of the second type. Professor Brumfiel's thesis is that this is unnecessary and, in fact, misleading philosophically. He develops a type of algebra, partially ordered rings, in which it makes sense to talk about solutions of equations and inequalities and to compare geometrically the resulting spaces. The importance of this approach is primarily that it clarifies the sort of geometrical questions one wants to ask and answer about those spaces which might have physical significance.

Buy Partially Ordered Rings and Semi-Algebraic Geometry book by Gregory W. Brumfiel from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780521228459
ISBN-10: 052122845X
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 292
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Dec-1979
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Partially Ordered Rings and Semi-Algebraic Geometry book by Gregory W. Brumfiel and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Gregory W. Brumfiel close
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close