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Local Cohomology, Second Edition by R. Y. Sharp, M. P. Brodmann

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Preface to the Second Edition

In the fifteen years since we completed the First Edition of this book, we have had opportunity to reflect on how we could change it in order to enhance its usefulness to the graduate students at whom it is aimed. As a result, this Second Edition shows substantial differences from the First. The main ones are described as follows.

One of the more dramatic changes is the introduction of a complete new chapter, Chapter 12, devoted to the study of canonical modules. The treatment of canonical modules in the First Edition was brief and restricted to the case where the underlying ring is Cohen–Macaulay; we assumed that the reader was familiar with the treatment in this case by W. Bruns and J. Herzog in their book on ...

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