Robert B. Ash (1935-2015) is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Illinois. He was an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering at Columbia University and then a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, before coming to the University of Illinois Department of Mathematics in 1963. He retired in 1990. Bob wrote thirteen textbooks but he was most proud of the eight books he posted on his web page during his retirement that were available for free downloading.

Books Authored by Robert B. Ash

This introduction to more advanced courses in probability and real analysis emphasizes the probabilistic way of thinking, rather than measure-theoretic concepts. Its sole prerequisite is calculus.

This introduction to more advanced courses in probability and real analysis emphasizes the probabilistic way of thinking, rather than measure-theoretic concepts. Its sole prerequisite is calculus.

A Course In Commutative Algebra

This text provides the theoretical foundation of algebraic geometry and algebraic number theory. Assuming as prerequisite a standard graduate algebra course, this text attempts to reach an advanced level quickly and efficiently.

A Course In Commutative Algebra

This text provides the theoretical foundation of algebraic geometry and algebraic number theory. Assuming as prerequisite a standard graduate algebra course, this text attempts to reach an advanced level quickly and efficiently.

A Course In Algebraic Number Theory

An introduction to algebraic number theory, covering both global and local fields. The prerequisite is a standard graduate course in algebra.

A Course In Algebraic Number Theory

An introduction to algebraic number theory, covering both global and local fields. The prerequisite is a standard graduate course in algebra.

This is a student-oriented text covering the standard first year graduate course in complex variables. Solutions to all problems are included.

This is a student-oriented text covering the standard first year graduate course in complex variables. Solutions to all problems are included.

Abstract Algebra: The Basic Graduate Year

This text studies fundamental algebraic structures, namely groups, rings, fields andmodules, and maps between these structures.

Abstract Algebra: The Basic Graduate Year

This text studies fundamental algebraic structures, namely groups, rings, fields andmodules, and maps between these structures.

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