Contemporary Mathematics 2005; 173 pp; softcover Volume: 390 ISBN10: 0821836293 ISBN13: 9780821836293 List Price: US$65 Member Price: US$52 Order Code: CONM/390
 The first Joint AMSIndia Mathematics Meeting was held in Bangalore (India). This book presents articles written by speakers from a special session on commutative algebra and algebraic geometry. Included are contributions from some leading researchers around the world in this subject area. The volume contains new and original research papers and survey articles suitable for graduate students and researchers interested in commutative algebra and algebraic geometry. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in commutative algebra and algebraic geometry. Table of Contents  S. S. Abhyankar and M. Kumar  Simultaneous surface resolution in quadratic and biquadratic Galois extensions
 J. Asadollahi and T. J. Puthenpurakal  An analogue of a theorem due to Levin and Vasconcelos
 R. Basu, R. A. Rao, and R. Khanna  On Quillen's local global principle
 M. Brodmann  Asymptotic behaviour of cohomology: Tameness, supports and associated primes
 W. Bruns  Conic divisor classes over a normal monoid algebra
 S. D. Cutkosky  Multigraded algebras associated to surface singularities
 A. K. Dutta  Some results on subalgebras of polynomial algebras
 S. Goto, F. Hayasaka, K. Kurano, and Y. Nakamura  Rees algebras of the second syzygy module of the residue field of a regular local ring
 J. N. Iyer  A note on syzygies of projective varieties
 S. Jose and R. A. Rao  A local global principle for the elementary unimodular vector group
 V. Kodiyalam and K. N. Raghavan  Picture invariants and the isomorphism problem for complex semisimple Lie algebras
 C. S. Seshadri  Geometric reductivity (Mumford's conjecture)revisited
 A. K. Singh and U. Walther  On the arithmetic rank of certain Segre products
 B. Singh  On a question of HunekeJaffe concerning seminormality
 V. Trivedi  Strong semistability and HilbertKunz multiplicity for singular plane curves
