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Lang, Serge 1927-2005

Works: 481 works in 3,158 publications in 9 languages and 46,118 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, htt, Other, Contributor, Dedicatee
Classifications: QA303, 515
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Algebra by Serge Lang( Book )

187 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Algebraic equations, Linear Algebra and Representations, Homological Algebra
Linear algebra by Serge Lang( Book )

149 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Linear Algebra" is intended for a one-term course at the junior or senior level. It begins with an exposition of the basic theory of vector spaces and proceeds to explain the fundamental structure theorem for linear maps, including eigenvectors and eigenvalues, quadratic and hermitian forms, diagnolization of symmetric, hermitian, and unitary linear maps and matrices, triangulation, and Jordan canonical form. The book also includes a useful chapter on convex sets and the finite-dimensional Krein-Milman theorem. The presentation is aimed at the student who has already had some exposure to the elementary theory of matrices, determinants and linear maps. However the book is logically self-contained. In this new edition, many parts of the book have been rewritten and reorganized, and new exercises have been added
A first course in calculus by Serge Lang( Book )

150 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended to teach the student the basic notions of derivative and integral, and the basic techniques and applications that accompany them
Undergraduate algebra by Serge Lang( Book )

60 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Undergraduate Algebra is a text for the standard undergraduate algebra course. It concentrates on the basic structures and results of algebra, discussing groups, rings, modules, fields, polynomials, finite fields, Galois Theory, and other topics. The author has also included a chapter on groups of matrices which is unique in a book at this level. Throughout the book, the author strikes a balance between abstraction and concrete results, which enhance each other. Illustrative examples accompany the general theory. Numerous exercises range from the computational to the theoretical, complementing results from the main text." "For the Third Edition, the author has included new material on product structure for matrices (e.g. the Iwasawa and polar decompositions), as well as a description of the conjugation representation of the diagonal group. He has also added material on polynomials, culminating in Noah Snyder's proof of the Mason-Stothers polynomial abc theorem."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Complex analysis by Serge Lang( Book )

67 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the fourth edition of Serge Lang's Complex Analysis. The first part of the book covers the basic material of complex analysis, and the second covers many special topics, such as the Riemann Mapping Theorem, the gamma function, and analytic continuation. Power series methods are used more systematically than in other texts, and the proofs using these methods often shed more light on the results than the standard proofs do. The first part of Complex Analysis is suitable for an introductory course on the undergraduate level, and the additional topics covered in the second part give the instructor of a graduate course a great deal of flexibility in structuring a more advanced course."--BOOK JACKET
Introduction to differentiable manifolds by Serge Lang( Book )

69 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work gives an introduction to the basic concepts which are used in differential topology, differential geometry, and differential equations. The author has made numerous corrections to this new edition, and he has also added a chapter on applications of Stokes' Theorem
Real and functional analysis by Serge Lang( Book )

59 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second edition was published as Real Analysis, Addison-Wesley, 1983. The third edition has been reorganized. After a brief introduction to point set topology, some basic theorems on continuous functions, and the introduction of Banach and Hilbert spaces, integration theory is covered so it can fit in a one-semester course
Undergraduate analysis by Serge Lang( Book )

59 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a logically self-contained introduction to analysis, suitable for students who have had two years of calculus. The book centers around those properties that have to do with uniform convergence and uniform limits in the context of differentiation and integration. Topics discussed include the classical test for convergence of series, Fourier series, polynomial approximation, the Poisson kernel, the construction of harmonic functions on the disk, ordinary differential equations, curve integrals, derivatives in vector spaces, multiple integrals, and others. One of the author's main concerns is to achieve a balance between concrete examples and general theorems, augmented by a variety of interesting exercises." "Some new material has been added in this second edition, for example: a new chapter on the global version of integration of locally integrable vector fields; a brief discussion of [actual symbol not reproducible]-Cauchy sequences, introducing students to the Lebesgue integral; more material on Dirac sequences and families, including a section on the heat kernel; a more systematic discussion of orders of magnitude; and a number of new exercises."--Jacket
Calculus of several variables by Serge Lang( Book )

78 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a new, revised, edition of this widely known text. All of the basic topics in calculus of several variables are covered, including vectors, curves, functions of several variables, gradient, tangent plane, maxima and minima, potential functions, curve integrals, Green's theorem, multiple integrals, surface integrals, Stokes' theorem, and the inverse mapping theorem and its consequences. The presentation is self-contained, assuming only a knowledge of basic calculus in one variable. Many completely worked-out problems have been included."--Back cover
Topics in cohomology of groups by Serge Lang( Book )

44 editions published between 1966 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book is a mostly translated reprint of a report on cohomology of groups from the 1950s and 1960s, originally written as background for the Artin-Tate notes on class field theory, following the cohomological approach. This report was first published (in French) by Benjamin. For this new English edition, the author added Tate's local duality, written up from letters which John Tate sent to Lang in 1958 - 1959. Except for this last item, which requires more substantial background in algebraic geometry and especially abelian varieties, the rest of the book is basically elementary, depending only on standard homological algebra at the level of first year graduate students
Algebraic structures by Serge Lang( Book )

32 editions published between 1966 and 1979 in 5 languages and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to algebraic and abelian functions by Serge Lang( Book )

43 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to Algebraic and Abelian Functions is a self-contained presentation of a fundamental subject in algebraic geometry and number theory. For this revised edition, the material on theta functions has been expanded, and the example of the Fermat curves is carried throughout the text. This volume is geared toward a second-year graduate course, but it leads naturally to the study of more advanced books listed in the bibliography
Introduction to algebraic geometry by Serge Lang( Book )

57 editions published between 1957 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Author Serge Lang defines algebraic geometry as the study of systems of algebraic equations in several variables and of the structure that one can give to the solutions of such equations. The study can be carried out in four ways: analytical, topological, algebraico-geometric, and arithmetic. This volume offers a rapid, concise, and self-contained introductory approach to the algebraic aspects of the third method, the algebraico-geometric. The treatment assumes only familiarity with elementary algebra up to the level of Galois theory. Starting with an opening chapter on the general theory of places, the author advances to examinations of algebraic varieties, the absolute theory of varieties, and products, projections, and correspondences. Subsequent chapters explore normal varieties, divisors and linear systems, differential forms, the theory of simple points, and algebraic groups, concluding with a focus on the Riemann-Roch theorem. All the theorems of a general nature related to the foundations of the theory of algebraic groups are featured." --
Introduction to linear algebra by Serge Lang( Book )

72 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A text in linear algebra which is intended for a one-term course. It examines the relation between the geometry and the algebra underlying the subject. It features sections on linear equations, matrices and Gaussian elimination, vector spaces, linear maps, scalar products, determinants, and eigenvalues
Algebraic number theory by Serge Lang( Book )

31 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher Description (unedited publisher data) This is a corrected printing of the second edition of Lang's well-known textbook. It covers all of the basic material of classical algebraic number theory, giving the student the background necessary for the study of further topics in algebraic number theory, such as cyclotomic fields, or modular forms. Part I introduces some of the basic ideas of the theory: number fields, ideal classes, ideles and adeles, and zeta functions. It also contains a version of a Riemann-Roch theorem in number fields, proved by Lang in the very first version of the book in the sixties. This version can now be seen as a precursor of Arakelov theory. Part II covers class field theory, and Part III is devoted to analytic methods, including an exposition of Tate's thesis, the Brauer-Siegel theorem, and Weil's explicit formulas. The second edition contains corrections, as well as several additions to the previous edition, and the last chapter on explicit formulas has been rewritten
SL₂(R) by Serge Lang( Book )

62 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SL2(R) gives the student an introduction to the infinite dimensional representation theory of semisimple Lie groups by concentrating on one example - SL2(R). This field is of interest not only for its own sake, but for its connections with other areas such as number theory, as brought out, for example, in the work of Langlands. The rapid development of representation theory over the past 40 years has made it increasingly difficult for a student to enter the field. This book makes the theory accessible to a wide audience, its only prerequisites being a knowledge of real analysis, and some differential equations
The beauty of doing mathematics : three public dialogues by Serge Lang( Book )

17 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enthält: What does a mathematician do and why? - Prime numbers - To do mathematics, a lively activity - diophantine equations - Great problems of geometry and space
Introduction to diophantine approximations by Serge Lang( Book )

32 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of this book is to illustrate by significant special examples three aspects of the theory of Diophantine approximations: the formal relationships that exist between counting processes and the functions entering the theory; the determination of these functions for numbers given as classical numbers; and certain asymptotic estimates holding almost everywhere. Each chapter works out a special case of a much broader general theory, as yet unknown. Indications for this are given throughout the book, together with reference to current publications. The book may be used in a course in number theory, whose students will thus be put in contact with interesting but accessible problems on the ground floor of mathematics
Differential manifolds by Serge Lang( Book )

40 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present volume supersedes my Introduction to Differentiable Manifolds written a few years back. I have expanded the book considerably, including things like the Lie derivative, and especially the basic integration theory of differential forms, with Stokes' theorem and its various special formulations in different contexts. The foreword which I wrote in the earlier book is still quite valid and needs only slight extension here. Between advanced calculus and the three great differential theories (differential topology, differential geometry, ordinary differential equations), there lies a no-man's-land for which there exists no systematic exposition in the literature. It is the purpose of this book to fill the gap. The three differential theories are by no means independent of each other, but proceed according to their own flavor. In differential topology, one studies for instance homotopy classes of maps and the possibility of finding suitable differentiable maps in them (immersions, embeddings, isomorphisms, etc.). One may also use differentiable structures on topological manifolds to determine the topological structure of the manifold (e.g. it la Smale [26])
Geometry : a high school course by Serge Lang( Book )

59 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the reviews: "A prominent research mathematician and a high school teacher have combined their efforts in order to produce a high school geometry course. The result is a challenging, vividly written volume which offers a broader treatment than the traditional Euclidean one, but which preserves its pedagogical virtues. The material included has been judiciously selected: some traditional items have been omitted, while emphasis has been laid on topics which relate the geometry course to the mathematics that precedes and follows. The exposition is clear and precise, while avoiding pedantry. There are many exercises, quite a number of them not routine. The exposition falls into twelve chapters: 1. Distance and Angles.- 2. Coordinates.- 3. Area and the Pythagoras Theorem.- 4. The Distance Formula.- 5. Some Applications of Right Triangles.- 6. Polygons.- 7. Congruent Triangles.- 8. Dilatations and Similarities.- 9. Volumes.- 10. Vectors and Dot Product.- 11. Transformations.- 12. Isometries. This excellent text, presenting elementary geometry in a manner fully corresponding to the requirements of modern mathematics, will certainly obtain well-merited popularity. Publicationes Mathematicae Debrecen#1
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The beauty of doing mathematics : three public dialogues
Linear algebraA first course in calculusUndergraduate algebraComplex analysisIntroduction to differentiable manifoldsReal and functional analysisUndergraduate analysisCalculus of several variables
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