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Reid, Miles (Miles A.)

Works: 46 works in 229 publications in 3 languages and 5,522 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Biography  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, tra, Other, Thesis advisor
Classifications: QA564, 516.35
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Most widely held works about Miles Reid
Most widely held works by Miles Reid
Undergraduate algebraic geometry by Miles Reid( Book )

53 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Algebraic geometry is, essentially, the study of the solution of equations and occupies a central position in pure mathematics. This short and readable introduction to algebraic geometry will be ideal for all undergraduate mathematicians coming to the subject for the first time. With the minimum of prerequisites, Dr Reid introduces the reader to the basic concepts of algebraic geometry including: plane conics, cubics and the group law, affine and projective varieties, and non-singularity and dimension. He is at pains to stress the connections the subject has with commutative algebra as well as its relation to topology, differential geometry, and number theory. The book arises from an undergraduate course given at the University of Warwick and contains numerous examples and exercises illustrating the theory
Geometry and topology by Miles Reid( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Geometry provides a whole range of views on the universe, serving as the inspiration, technical toolkit and ultimate goal for many branches of mathematics and physics. The book introduces the ideas of geometry, and includes a generous supply of simple explanations and examples. The treatment emphasises coordinate systems and the coordinate changes that generate symmetries. The book is based on many years' teaching experience, and is thoroughly class tested. There are copious illustrations, and each chapter ends with a wide supply of exercises. Further teaching material is available for teachers via the web, including assignable problem sheets with solutions"--Jacket
Undergraduate commutative algebra by Miles Reid( Book )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commutative algebra is at the crossroads of algebra, number theory and algebraic geometry. This textbook is affordable and clearly illustrated, and is intended for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students with some previous experience of rings and fields. Alongside standard algebraic notions such as generators of modules and the ascending chain condition, the book develops in detail the geometric view of a commutative ring as the ring of functions on a space. The starting point is the Nullstellensatz, which provides a close link between the geometry of a variety V and the algebra of its coordinate ring A=k[V]; however, many of the geometric ideas arising from varieties apply also to fairly general rings. The final chapter relates the material of the book to more advanced topics in commutative algebra and algebraic geometry. It includes an account of some famous 'pathological' examples of Akizuki and Nagata, and a brief but thought-provoking essay on the changing position of abstract algebra in today's world
Number theory and algebraic geometry : to Peter Swinnerton-Dyer on his 75th birthday by Miles Reid( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Swinnerton-Dyer's mathematical career encompasses more than 60 years' work of amazing creativity. This volume, dedicated to him on the occasion of his 75th birthday, provides contemporary insight into several subjects in which his influence has been notable. The contributions come from leading researchers in analytic and arithmetic number theory, and algebraic geometry. Topics treated include rational points on algebraic varieties, the Hasse principle, Shafarevich-Tate groups of elliptic curves and motives, Zagier's conjectures, descent and zero-cycles, Diophantine approximation, and Abelian and Fano varieties
Explicit birational geometry of 3-folds by Alessio Corti( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the main achievements of algebraic geometry over the past twenty years is the work of Mori and others extending minimal models and the Enriques-Kodaira classification to 3 -folds. This integrated suite of papers centers around applications of Mori theory to birational geometry. Four of the papers (those by Pukhlikov, Fletcher, Corti, and the long joint paper by Corti, Pukhlikov and Reid) work out in detail the theory of birational rigidity of Fano 3-folds. These contributions work for the first time with a representative class of Fano varieties, 3 -fold hypersurfaces in weighted projective space, and they include an attractive introductory treatment with a wealth of detailed computation of special cases
Basic algebraic geometry by I. R Shafarevich( Book )

28 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shafarevich's Basic Algebraic Geometry has been a classic and universally used introduction to the subject since its first appearance over 40 years ago. As the translator writes in a prefatory note, "For all [advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate] students, and for the many specialists in other branches of math who need a liberal education in algebraic geometry, Shafarevichs book is a must." The third edition, in addition to some minor corrections, now offers a new treatment of the Riemann--Roch theorem for curves, including a proof from first principles. Shafarevich's book is an attractive and accessible introduction to algebraic geometry, suitable for beginning students and nonspecialists, and the new edition is set to remain a popular introduction to the field
Algebra I : basic notions of algebra by I. R Shafarevich( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the reviews: "This is one of the few mathematical books, the reviewer has read from cover to cover ... The main merit is that nearly on every page you will find some unexpected insights..." Zentralblatt für Mathematik und Ihre Grenzgebiete, 1991 "...which I read like a novel and undoubtedly will become a classic. ... A merit of the book under review is that it contains several important articles from journals which are not all so easily accessible. ... Furthermore, at the end of the book, there are some Notes by the author which are indispensible for the necessary historical background information. ... This valuable book should be on the shelf of every algebraist and algebraic geometer." Nieuw Archief voor Wiskunde, 1992 "... There are few proofs in full, but there is an exhilarating combination of sureness of foot and lightness of touch in the exposition ... which transports the reader effortlessly across the whole spectrum of algebra.... The challenge to Ezekiel, "Can these bones live?" is, all too often, the reaction of students when introduced to the bare bones of the concepts and constructs of modern algebra. Shafarevich's book - which reads as comfortably as an extended essay - breathes life into the skeleton and will be of interest to many classes of readers..." The Mathematical Gazette, 1991 "... According to the preface, the book is addressed to "students of mathematics in the first years of an undergraduate course, or theoretical physicists or mathematicians from outside algebra wanting to get an impression of the spirit of algebra and its place in mathematics." I think that this promise is fully justified. The beginner, the experts and also the interested scientist who had contact with algebraic notions - all will read this exceptional book with great pleasure and benefit." Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 1991
Solitons : differential equations, symmetries, and infinite dimensional algebras by T Miwa( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The goal of this book is to investigate the high degree of symmetry that lies hidden in integrable systems. To that end, differential equations arising from classical mechanics, such as the KdV equation and the KP equations, are used here by the authors to introduce the notion of an infinite dimensional transformation group acting on spaces of integrable systems. The work of M. Sato on the algebraic structure of completely integrable systems is discussed, together with developments of these ideas in the work of M. Kashiwara." "This book should be accessible to anyone with a knowledge of differential and integral calculus and elementary complex analysis, and it will be a valuable resource to the novice and expert alike."--Jacket
Commutative ring theory by Hideyuki Matsumura( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition to being an interesting and profound subject in its own right, commutative ring theory is important as a foundation for algebraic geometry and complex analytical geometry. Matsumura covers the basic material, including dimension theory, depth, Cohen-Macaulay rings, Gorenstein rings, Krull rings and valuation rings. More advanced topics such as Ratliff's theorems on chains of prime ideals are also explored. The work is essentially self-contained, the only prerequisite being a sound knowledge of modern algebra, yet the reader is taken to the frontiers of the subject. Exercises are provided at the end of each section and solutions or hints to some of them are given at the end of the book
Last on the list by Miles Reid( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geometries and groups by V. V Nikulin( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a quite exceptional book, a lively and approachable treatment of an important field of mathematics given in a masterly style. Assuming only a school background, the authors develop locally Euclidean geometries, going as far as the modular space of structures on the torus, treated in terms of Lobachevsky's non-Euclidean geometry. Each section is carefully motivated by discussion of the physical and general scientific implications of the mathematical argument, and its place in the history of mathematics and philosophy. The book is expected to find a place alongside classics such as Hilbert and Cohn-Vossen's "Geometry and the imagination" and Weyl's "Symmetry."
Age cannot wither by Miles Reid( Book )

2 editions published in 1944 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The harp of Salem; a collection of historical poems from the scriptures ... by Miles Reid( Book )

3 editions published in 1827 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review of bovine brucellosis and tuberculosis traceback methods in South Australian abattoirs.( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the Am9511 arithmetic processing unit with the Motorola M6800 microprocessor by Miles Reid( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Components and functions of a remote safeguards monitoring system by Miles Reid( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A temperature controller in the 6000 series by C. E Cox( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapters on algebraic surfaces by Miles Reid( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New trends in algebraic geometry : EuroConference on Algebraic Geometry, Warwick, July 1996 by Klaus Hulek( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the outcome of the 1996 Warwick Algebraic Geometry EuroConference, containing seventeen survey and research articles selected from the most outstanding contemporary research topics in algebraic geometry. Several of the articles are expository: among these a beautiful short exposition by Paranjape of the new and very simple approach to the resolution of singularities; a detailed essay by Ito and Nakamura on the ubiquitous A,D,E classification, centered around simple surface singularities; a discussion by Morrison of the new special Lagrangian approach to giving geometric foundations to mirror symmetry; and two deep, informative surveys by Siebert and Behrend on Gromow-Witten invariants, treating them from the point of view of algebraic and symplectic geometry . The remaining articles cover a wide cross section of the most significant research topics in algebraic geometry. This includes Gromow-Witten invariants, Hodge theory, Calabi-Yau 3-folds, mirror symmetry and classification of varieties
Investigation into the emission spectrum of light emitting diodes for possible use as a light source for optical plant measurements by C. A Diamond( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Geometry and topologyUndergraduate commutative algebraNumber theory and algebraic geometry : to Peter Swinnerton-Dyer on his 75th birthdayExplicit birational geometry of 3-foldsBasic algebraic geometryAlgebra I : basic notions of algebraSolitons : differential equations, symmetries, and infinite dimensional algebrasCommutative ring theory