The principal objective of this book is to make the general theory of field extensions accessible to any reader with a modest background in groups, rings and vector spaces. Galois theory is generally regarded as one of the central and most beautiful parts of algebra and its creation marked the culmination of investigations by generations of mathematicians on one of the oldest problems in algebra, the solvability of polynomial equations by radicals.
Series: Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Its Applications : Book 22
Number Of Pages: 350
Published: 28th December 1984
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.67