By J. Coates, R. Greenberg, K.A. Ribet, K. Rubin
This quantity includes the extended models of the lectures given by means of the authors on the C.I.M.E. tutorial convention held in Cetraro, Italy, from July 12 to 19, 1997. The papers accumulated listed here are huge surveys of the present examine within the mathematics of elliptic curves, and likewise include a number of new effects which can't be chanced on in different places within the literature. because of readability and magnificence of exposition, and to the heritage fabric explicitly integrated within the textual content or quoted within the references, the amount is easily fitted to study scholars in addition to to senior mathematicians.