Contemporary Mathematics 2003; 358 pp; softcover Volume: 331 ISBN10: 0821832336 ISBN13: 9780821832332 List Price: US$98 Member Price: US$78.40 Order Code: CONM/331
 This volume contains 21 articles based on invited talks given at two international conferences held in France in 2001. Most of the papers are devoted to various problems of commutative algebra and their relation to properties of algebraic varieties. The book is suitable for graduate students and research mathematicians interested in commutative algebra and algebraic geometry. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in commutative algebra and algebraic geometry. Table of Contents  J. Montaner and S. Zarzuela  Linearization of local cohomology modules
 M. Brion  Multiplicityfree subvarieties of flag varieties
 R.O. Buchweitz  Morita contexts, idempotents, and Hochschild cohomologywith applications to invariant rings
 A. Campillo and S. Encinas  Some applications of two dimensional complete ideals
 S. D. Cutkosky  Generically finite morphisms and simultaneous resolution of singularities
 J. Elias  Two results on the number of generators
 K. Eto  When is a binomial ideal equation equal to a lattice ideal up to radical?
 H.B. Foxby and S. Iyengar  Depth and amplitude for unbounded complexes
 A. Guerrieri and I. Swanson  On the ideal of minors of matrices of linear forms
 M. Hashimoto  Surjectivity of multiplication and \(F\)regularity of multigraded rings
 J. Herzog, D. Popescu, and M. Vladoiu  On the Extmodules of ideals of Borel type
 M. R. Johnson  Sums of linked tepli ideals
 B. Malgrange  Cartan involutiveness = Mumford regularity
 C. Miller  The Frobenius endomorphism and homological dimensions
 U. Nagel  Characterization of some projective subschemes by locally free resolutions
 O. Piltant  On unique factorization in semigroups of complete ideals
 J.E. Roos  Modules with strange homological properties and Chebychev polynomials
 M. E. Rossi and I. Swanson  Notes on the behavior of the RatliffRush filtration
 S. SatherWagstaff  On symbolic powers of prime ideals
 W. V. Vasconcelos  Multiplicities and the number of generators of CohenMacaulay ideals
 K.i. Watanabe  Chains of integrally closed ideals
