Galois Theory / Edition 3

Galois Theory / Edition 3

by Ian Stewart, Stewart Stewart
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1584883936

ISBN-13: 9781584883937

Pub. Date: 08/28/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Ian Stewart's Galois Theory has been in print for 30 years. Resoundingly popular, it still serves its purpose exceedingly well. Yet mathematics education has changed considerably since 1973, when theory took precedence over examples, and the time has come to bring this presentation in line with more modern approaches. To this end, the story now begins with

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Ian Stewart's Galois Theory has been in print for 30 years. Resoundingly popular, it still serves its purpose exceedingly well. Yet mathematics education has changed considerably since 1973, when theory took precedence over examples, and the time has come to bring this presentation in line with more modern approaches. To this end, the story now begins with polynomials over the complex numbers, and the central quest is to understand when such polynomials have solutions that can be expressed by radicals. Reorganization of the material places the concrete before the abstract, thus motivating the general theory, but the substance of the book remains the same.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584883937
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Series:
Chapman Hall/CRC Mathematics Series, #24
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Historical Introduction
Classical Algebra
The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
Factorization of Polynomials
Field Extensions
Simple Extensions
The Degree of an Extension
Ruler-and-Compass Constructions
The Idea Behind Galois Theory
Normality and Separability
Counting Principles
Field Automorphisms
The Galois Correspondence
A Worked Example
Solubility and Simplicity
Solution by Radicals
Abstract Rings and Fields
Abstract Field Extensions
The General Polynomial
Regular Polygons
Finite Fields
Circle Division
Calculating Galois Groups
Algebraically Closed Fields
Transcendental Numbers
References
Index

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