Cohen-Macaulay Representations

in press, to appear in AMS series Mathematical Surveys and Monographs
Roger and I wrote a book!

Joint work with Roger Wiegand.

Errata:
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Abstract:
This book is a comprehensive treatment of the representation theory of maximal Cohen-Macaulay (MCM) modules over local rings. This topic is at the intersection of commutative algebra, singularity theory, and representations of groups and algebras.

Two introductory chapters treat the Krull-Remak-Schmidt Theorem on uniqueness of direct-sum decompositions and its failure for modules over local rings. Chapters 3-10 study the central problem of classifying the rings with only finitely many indecomposable MCM modules up to isomorphism, i.e., rings of finite CM type. The fundamental material – ADE/simple singularities, the double branched cover, Auslander-Reiten theory, and the Brauer-Thrall conjectures – is covered clearly and completely. Much of the content has never before appeared in book form. Examples include the representation theory of Artinian pairs and Burban-Drozd’s related construction in dimension two; an introduction to the McKay correspondence from the point of view of maximal Cohen-Macaulay modules; Auslander-Buchweitz’s MCM approximation theory; and a careful treatment of non-zero characteristic. The remaining chapters 11–17 present results on bounded and countable CM type and on the representation theory of totally reflexive modules.

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Notes:
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Bibtex code:

@book {MR2919145,
    AUTHOR = {Leuschke, Graham J. and Wiegand, Roger},
     TITLE = {Cohen-{M}acaulay representations},
    SERIES = {Mathematical Surveys and Monographs},
    VOLUME = {181},
 PUBLISHER = {American Mathematical Society},
   ADDRESS = {Providence, RI},
      YEAR = {2012},
     PAGES = {xviii+367},
      ISBN = {978-0-8218-7581-0},
   MRCLASS = {13C14 (16Gxx)},
  MRNUMBER = {2919145},
}

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