Preface.- Notation for Sets and Functions.- 1. Geometry, Algebra, and Algorithms.- 2. Groebner Bases.- 3. Elimination Theory.- 4.The Algebra-Geometry Dictionary.- 5. Polynomial and Rational Functions on a Variety.- 6. Robotics and Automatic Geometric Theorem Proving.- 7. Invariant Theory of Finite Groups.- 8. Projective Algebraic Geometry.- 9. The Dimension of a Variety.- 10. Additional Groebner Basis Algorithms.- Appendix A. Some Concepts from Algebra.- Appendix B. Pseudocode.- Appendix C. Computer Algebra Systems.- Appendix D. Independent Projects.- References.- Index.
David A. Cox is currently Professor of Mathematics at Amherst
College. John Little is currently Professor of Mathematics at
College of the Holy Cross. Donal O'Shea is currently President and
Professor of Mathematics at New College of Florida.
"In each of the new editions the authors' were interested to incorporate new developments, simplifications of arguments as well as further applications. Thanks to the authors' this is also the case in the present fourth edition. ... Thanks to the continuously updating the textbook will remain an excellent source for the computational Commutative Algebra for students as well as for researchers interested in learning the subject." (Peter Schenzel, zbMATH 1335.13001, 2016)