Noncommutative Localization in Algebra and Topology
by Andrew Ranicki
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2002
Number of pages: 323
Noncommutative localization is a powerful algebraic technique for constructing new rings by inverting elements, matrices and more generally morphisms of modules. The applications to topology are via the noncommutative localizations of the fundamental group rings.
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