By T.Y. Lam

ISBN-10: 3540086579

ISBN-13: 9783540086574

From the Preface: "I felt it might be beneficial for graduate scholars to work out a close account of the series of mathematical advancements which was once encouraged through the Conjecture, and which eventually ended in its complete solution.... I provided a direction on Serre's Conjecture to a small staff of graduate scholars in January, 1977 [at the college of California, Berkeley] 365 days after its answer by way of Quillen and Suslin. My direction used to be taught greatly within the spirit of a mathematical 'guided tour'. Volunteering because the advisor, I took upon myself the duty of charting a course via all of the appealing arithmetic surrounding the most challenge to be handled; the 'guide' then leads his viewers throughout the path, directly to the vacation spot, declaring the gorgeous sceneries and old landmarks alongside the way."