The purpose of the Elements of Mathematics by Nicolas Bourbaki is to provide a formal, systematic presentation of mathematics from their beginning. This volume contains chapters 4 to 6 of the book on Lie Groups and Lie Algebras. It is devoted to root systems, Coxeter groups and Tits systems, which occur in the study of analytic or algebraic Lie groups. It contains the following chapters: 4. Coxeter Groups and Tits Systems. 5. Groups Generated by Reflections. 6. Root systems. This is the softcover reprint of the English translation of Bourbaki's text Groupes et Algèbres de Lie, chapitres 4 à 6.
This is an English translation of Bourbaki’s Fonctions d'une Variable Réelle. Coverage includes: functions allowed to take values in topological vector spaces, asymptotic expansions are treated on a filtered set equipped with a comparison scale, theorems on the dependence on parameters of differential equations are directly applicable to the study of flows of vector fields on differential manifolds, etc.
Each volume of Nicolas Bourbakis well-known work, The Elements of Mathematics, contains a section or chapter devoted to the history of the subject. This book collects together those historical segments with an emphasis on the emergence, development, and interaction of the leading ideas of the mathematical theories presented in the Elements. In particular, the book provides a highly readable account of the evolution of algebra, geometry, infinitesimal calculus, and of the concepts of number and structure, from the Babylonian era through to the 20th century.
This is a softcover reprint of chapters four through seven of the 1990 English translation of the revised and expanded version of Bourbaki’s Algebre. Much material was added or revised for this edition, which thoroughly establishes the theories of commutative fields and modules over a principal ideal domain.
Integration is the sixth and last of the books that form the core of the Bourbaki series; it draws abundantly on the preceding five Books, especially General Topology and Topological Vector Spaces, making it a culmination of the core six. The power of the tool thus fashioned is strikingly displayed in Chapter II of the author's Théories Spectrales, an exposition, in a mere 38 pages, of abstract harmonic analysis and the structure of locally compact abelian groups. The first volume of the English translation comprises Chapters 1-6; the present volume completes the translation with the remaining Chapters 7-9. Chapters 1-5 received very substantial revisions in a second edition, including changes to some fundamental definitions. Chapters 6-8 are based on the first editions of Chapters 1-5. The English edition has given the author the opportunity to correct misprints, update references, clarify the concordance of Chapter 6 with the second editions of Chapters 1-5, and revise the definition of a key concept in Chapter 6 (measurable equivalence relations).
This softcover reprint of the 1974 English translation of the first three chapters of Bourbaki’s Algebre gives a thorough exposition of the fundamentals of general, linear, and multilinear algebra. The first chapter introduces the basic objects, such as groups and rings. The second chapter studies the properties of modules and linear maps, and the third chapter discusses algebras, especially tensor algebras.
This is the softcover reprint of the 1974 English translation of the later chapters of Bourbaki’s Topologie Generale. Initial chapters study subgroups and quotients of R, real vector spaces and projective spaces, and additive groups Rn. Analogous properties are then studied for complex numbers. Later chapters illustrate the use of real numbers in general topology and discuss various topologies of function spaces and approximation of functions.
This is the sixth and last of the books that form the core of the Bourbaki series, comprising chapters 1-6 in English translation. One striking feature is its exposition of abstract harmonic analysis and the structure of locally compact Abelian groups. This English edition corrects misprints, updates references, and revises the definition of the concept of measurable equivalence relations.