An introduction to the methods used to study monomial algebras and their presentation ideals, including Stanley-Reisner rings, subrings, and toric varieties. It emphasizes square-free quadratics and effective computational methods, and applies a combinatorial description of the integral closure of the corresponding monomial subring to graph theory.

Monomial Algebras 2000, CRC Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780824705244