Lam, T. Y. (TsitYuen) 1942
Overview
Works:  42 works in 298 publications in 4 languages and 6,509 library holdings 

Genres:  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Other, Honoree 
Classifications:  QA247, 512.4 
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by
T. Y Lam
A first course in noncommutative rings by
T. Y Lam(
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30 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A First Course in Noncommutative Rings, an outgrowth of the author's lectures at the University of California at Berkeley, is intended as a textbook for a onesemester course in basic ring theory. By aiming the level of writing at the novice rather than the connoisseur and by stressing the role of examples and motivation, the author has produced a text that is suitable not only for use in a graduate course, but also for selfstudy in the subject by interested graduate students. More than 400 exercises testing the understanding of the general theory in the text are included in this new edition."Jacket
30 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A First Course in Noncommutative Rings, an outgrowth of the author's lectures at the University of California at Berkeley, is intended as a textbook for a onesemester course in basic ring theory. By aiming the level of writing at the novice rather than the connoisseur and by stressing the role of examples and motivation, the author has produced a text that is suitable not only for use in a graduate course, but also for selfstudy in the subject by interested graduate students. More than 400 exercises testing the understanding of the general theory in the text are included in this new edition."Jacket
Exercises in classical ring theory by
T. Y Lam(
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37 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An outgrowth of the author's lecture courses and seminars at the University of California at Berkeley, this book provides an excellent introduction to problem solving in ring theory. It can be used either as a companion to the author's A First Course in Noncommutative Rings (from which most of the exercises are selected) or as a source for independent study. For students and researchers alike, this book will also serve as a handy reference for much of the "folklore" in classical ring theory not usually covered in textbooks." "This second edition features more than 80 new exercises, ranging from mildly routine to very challenging. Many of these additional exercises are appearing here for the first time."Jacket
37 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An outgrowth of the author's lecture courses and seminars at the University of California at Berkeley, this book provides an excellent introduction to problem solving in ring theory. It can be used either as a companion to the author's A First Course in Noncommutative Rings (from which most of the exercises are selected) or as a source for independent study. For students and researchers alike, this book will also serve as a handy reference for much of the "folklore" in classical ring theory not usually covered in textbooks." "This second edition features more than 80 new exercises, ranging from mildly routine to very challenging. Many of these additional exercises are appearing here for the first time."Jacket
Lectures on modules and rings by
T. Y Lam(
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18 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the long awaited sequel to Lam's earlier GTM 131 "A First Course in Noncommutative Ring Theory" which received the following praise in the Monthly: "The book is beautifully written with many illuminating examples and exercises ... Reading Lam's book reminded me of my own delight in discovering the structure theory of rings and its applications ... I eagerly await Lam's second volume and confidently recommend his first."Lance Small This new book can be read independently from the first volume and is intended to be used for lecturing, seminar and selfstudy, and for general reference. It is focused more on specific topics in order to introduce the reader to a wealth of basic and useful ideas without the hindrance of heavy machinery or undue abstractions. This volume is particularly userfriendly with its abundance of examples illustrating the theory virtually at every step. A large number of carefully chosen exercises serves the dual purpose of providing practice to newcomers to the field, and offering a rich additional source of information to experts. A direct approach is used in order to present the material in an efficient and economic way thereby introducing the reader to a considerable amount of interesting ring theory without being dragged through endless preparatory material
18 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the long awaited sequel to Lam's earlier GTM 131 "A First Course in Noncommutative Ring Theory" which received the following praise in the Monthly: "The book is beautifully written with many illuminating examples and exercises ... Reading Lam's book reminded me of my own delight in discovering the structure theory of rings and its applications ... I eagerly await Lam's second volume and confidently recommend his first."Lance Small This new book can be read independently from the first volume and is intended to be used for lecturing, seminar and selfstudy, and for general reference. It is focused more on specific topics in order to introduce the reader to a wealth of basic and useful ideas without the hindrance of heavy machinery or undue abstractions. This volume is particularly userfriendly with its abundance of examples illustrating the theory virtually at every step. A large number of carefully chosen exercises serves the dual purpose of providing practice to newcomers to the field, and offering a rich additional source of information to experts. A direct approach is used in order to present the material in an efficient and economic way thereby introducing the reader to a considerable amount of interesting ring theory without being dragged through endless preparatory material
The algebraic theory of quadratic forms by
T. Y Lam(
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21 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
21 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Serre's conjecture by
T. Y Lam(
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25 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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25 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Orderings, valuations, and quadratic forms by
T. Y Lam(
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18 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and German and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
18 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and German and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduction to quadratic forms over fields by
T. Y Lam(
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15 editions published between 1900 and 2005 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A new version of the author's Algebraic Theory of Quadratic Forms, this book gives a modern and selfcontained introduction to the theory of quadratic forms over fields of characteristic not two." "The presentation of the main material in this book is interspersed with a copious number of carefully chosen examples to illustrate the general theory. This feature, together with a stock of some 280 exercises for the thirteen chapters, greatly enhances the pedagogical value of this book, both as a graduate text and as a reference work for researchers in algebra, number theory, field theory, algebraic geometry, algebraic topology, and geometric topology."Jacket
15 editions published between 1900 and 2005 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A new version of the author's Algebraic Theory of Quadratic Forms, this book gives a modern and selfcontained introduction to the theory of quadratic forms over fields of characteristic not two." "The presentation of the main material in this book is interspersed with a copious number of carefully chosen examples to illustrate the general theory. This feature, together with a stock of some 280 exercises for the thirteen chapters, greatly enhances the pedagogical value of this book, both as a graduate text and as a reference work for researchers in algebra, number theory, field theory, algebraic geometry, algebraic topology, and geometric topology."Jacket
Serre's problem on projective modules by
T. Y Lam(
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19 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Revised reissue of author's "Serre's conjecture," 1978
19 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Revised reissue of author's "Serre's conjecture," 1978
Recent advances in real algebraic geometry and quadratic forms : proceedings of the RAGSQUAD year, Berkeley, 19901991 by Real algebraic geometry and quadratic forms Year(
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9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Algebra, Ktheory, groups, and education : on the occasion of Hyman Bass's 65th birthday(
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14 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modules with isomorphic multiples and rings with isomorphic matrix rings : a survey by
T. Y Lam(
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13 editions published in 1999 in English and French and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published in 1999 in English and French and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exercises in modules and rings by
T. Y Lam(
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22 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This volume offers a compendium of exercises of varying degree of difficulty in the theory of modules and rings. It is the companion volume to GTM 189. All exercises are solved in full detail. Each section begins with an introduction giving the general background and the theoretical basis for the problems that follow."Jacket
22 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This volume offers a compendium of exercises of varying degree of difficulty in the theory of modules and rings. It is the companion volume to GTM 189. All exercises are solved in full detail. Each section begins with an introduction giving the general background and the theoretical basis for the problems that follow."Jacket
Ring theory and its applications : Ring Theory Session in honor of T.Y. Lam on his 70th birthday at the 31st Ohio StateDenison
Mathematics Conference, May 2527, 2012, the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH by
Ring theory session(
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5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Algebra by
John W Milnor(
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4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conference on Quadratic Forms, 1976 by
T. Y Lam(
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2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collected papers of John Milnor by
John W Milnor(
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in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to real algebra by
T. Y Lam(
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8 editions published in 1982 in English and Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published in 1982 in English and Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Critical sets in 3space. Biquaternion algebras and quartic extensions / by Tsit Yuen Lam, David B. Leep and JeanPierre Tignol
[u.a.] by
Matthew A Grayson(
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2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Induction theorems for Grothendieck groups and Whitehead groups of finite groups by
T. Y Lam(
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3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For an abelian category C, the Grothendieck group K(O)(C) of C is an abelian group which solves the universal problem of finding 'additive' maps of Obj C into abelian groups. The Whitehead group K(1) C is the abelian group which furnishes a 'universal determinant theory' for C. The dissertation conducts a survey of certain techniques useful in the study of these groups. The groups are treated in some generality in the first chapter, then the survey is restricted to group rings, i.e. to the case when C is the category of Z pimodules or else the category of projective Z pimodules, for finite groups pi. In this setting, the crucial (and most subtle) question seems to be that of determining the torsion of the Whitehead group, and this is chiefly what is done in the last two chapters. (Author)
3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For an abelian category C, the Grothendieck group K(O)(C) of C is an abelian group which solves the universal problem of finding 'additive' maps of Obj C into abelian groups. The Whitehead group K(1) C is the abelian group which furnishes a 'universal determinant theory' for C. The dissertation conducts a survey of certain techniques useful in the study of these groups. The groups are treated in some generality in the first chapter, then the survey is restricted to group rings, i.e. to the case when C is the category of Z pimodules or else the category of projective Z pimodules, for finite groups pi. In this setting, the crucial (and most subtle) question seems to be that of determining the torsion of the Whitehead group, and this is chiefly what is done in the last two chapters. (Author)
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 Bass, Hyman 1932 Honoree Dedicatee Editor
 Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences Other
 Jacob, Bill Other Editor
 Robson, Robert O. 1954 Other Editor
 Magid, Andy R. (Andy Roy) 1944 Editor
 Huynh, Dinh Van 1947 Editor
 Milnor, John W. (John Willard) 1931 Author
 Jain, S. K. (Surender Kumar) 1938 Author Editor
 Rizvi, S. Tariq Editor
 Roman, Cosmin S. Editor
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Algebra Algebraic fields Commutative algebra Commutative rings Compact spaces Critical point theory (Mathematical analysis) Differential topology Forms, Quadratic Geometry, Algebraic Geometry, Differential Grothendieck groups Group rings Group theory Induction (Mathematics) Ktheory Linear algebraic groups Mathematics MathematicsStudy and teaching Matrix rings Modules (Algebra) Noncommutative rings Ordered fields Projective modules (Algebra) Rings (Algebra) Valuation theory Whitehead groups
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