Summary: This book provides an exposition of the algebraic aspects of the theory of lattice-ordered rings and lattice-ordered modules. All of the background material on rings, modules, and lattice-ordered groups necessary to make the work self-contained and accessible to a variety of readers is included.
Steinberg includes in his presentation of the material 800+ extensive exercises of varying levels of difficulty at the end of each of the sections. The first two ch ...show moreapters of the book provide a thorough introduction to the material, while the following four chapters delve into more specific topics.
Key topics include:
*lattice-ordered groups, rings, and fields;
*f-rings and larger varieties of $l$-rings;
*the category of f-modules;
*various commutativity results.
Filling a gap in the literature, Lattice-Ordered Rings and Modules may be used as a textbook or for self-study by graduate students and researchers studying lattice-ordered rings and lattice-ordered modules. ...show less