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Galois Theory

Galois Theory - 98 edition

Galois Theory - 98 edition

ISBN13: 9780387985411

ISBN10: 0387985417

Galois Theory by Joseph Rotman - ISBN 9780387985411
Edition: 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York
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International: No
Galois Theory by Joseph Rotman - ISBN 9780387985411

ISBN13: 9780387985411

ISBN10: 0387985417

Edition: 98

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Summary

This text offers a clear, efficient exposition of Galois Theory with complete proofs and exercises. Topics include: cubic and quartic formulas; Fundamental Theory of Galois Theory; insolvability of the quintic; Galois's Great Theorem (solvability by radicals of a polynomial is equivalent to solvability of its Galois Group); and computation of Galois groups of cubics and quartics. There are appendices on group theory, ruler-compass constructions, and the early history of Galois Theory. This book provides a concise introduction to Galois Theory suitable for first-year graduate students, either as a text for a course or for study outside the classroom. This new edition has been completely rewritten in an attempt to make proofs clearer by providing more details. The book now begins with a short section on symmetry groups of polygons in the plane, for there is an analogy between polygons and their symmetry groups and polynomials and their Galois groups; this analogy can serve as a guide by helping readers organize the various field theoretic definitions and constructions. The exposition has been reorganized so that the discussion of solvability by radicals now appears later and several new theorems not found in the first edition are included.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Symmetry. Rings.
Domains and Fields.
Homomorphisms and Ideals.
Quotient Rings.
Polynomial Rings over Fields.
Prime Ideals and Maximal Ideals.
Irreducible Polynomials.
Classical Formulas.
Splitting Fields.
The Galois Group.
Roots of Unity.
Solvability by Radicals.
Independence of Characters.
Galois Extensions.
The Fundamental
Theorem of Galois Theory.
Applications.
Galois's Great Theorem. Discriminants.
Galois Groups of Quadratics, Dubics, and Quartics.