# Best exposition of the Proof of the Hilbert Syzygy Theorem by Eilenberg-Cartan

Where can I find a comprehensive treatment of this important result at the level of a very advanced undergraduate/beginning graduate student? What works develop the relevant material in a cohesive and readable way? Assume only a familiarity with basic homological algebra and ring theory on the part of the reader in assessing this question, please. Thank you!

• You need to construct the Koszul resolution $K\to k[X]$ of the polynomial ring $k[X]$ over itself as a bimodule over itself and show that it is in fact a resolution. Using it, you can construct a projective resolution of the same length for every $k[X]$-module $M$ simply applying the functor $(\mathord-)\otimes M$, to get $K\otimes M\to k[X]\otimes M=M$. The "theory" you need is that the complex $K\otimes M$ computes $\mathord{Tor}^{k[X]}(k[X],M)$ (and this is just the definition of $\mathord{Tor}$, and enough theory to prove that $K$ is exact (for example, the Künneth formula over a field) – Mariano Suárez-Álvarez Jun 2 '10 at 13:35