# Algebra I: Basic Notions of Algebra (Encyclopaedia of by Igor R. Shafarevich, Aleksej I. Kostrikin, M. Reid

By Igor R. Shafarevich, Aleksej I. Kostrikin, M. Reid

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It is natural quite generally to try to interpret spaces of functions (of one kind or another) K(x, y) of variables x, y as tensor products of spaces of functions of x and of y. This is how the analogues of the notion of tensor products arise in the framework of Banach and topological vector spaces. The classical functions K(x,y) arise as kernels of integral operators f^\K(x,y)f(y)dy. In the general case the elements of tensor products are also used for specifying operators of Fredholm type. A similar role is played by tensor products in quantum mechanics.

The Hilbert Basis Theorem. For a Noetherian ring A the polynomial ring A [x] is again Noetherian. ), consisting of elements which are coefficients of leading terms of polynomials of degree n contained in a given ideal / c= A[x\, and then making repeated use of the Noetherian property of A. , x n ] in any number of variables is Noetherian if A is. ,x n ~] is Noetherian. It was for this purpose that Hilbert proved this theorem; he formulated it in the following explicit form. Theorem. Given any set {Fx} of polynomials in K [ x 1 , .

In exactly the same way, a vector space E over a field K defines a vector space E ®K L over any extension L of X. When K = U and L = C this is the operation of complexification which is very useful in linear algebra (for example, in the study of linear transformations). If M; is a vector space of functions f(xt) of a variable xt (for example, the polynomials /(x,) of degree