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Classical Galois Theory with Examples

Lisl Gaal
Publisher: 
American Mathematical Society Chelsea
Publication Date: 
1998
Number of Pages: 
248
Format: 
Hardcover
Price: 
30.00
ISBN: 
0-8218-1375-7
Category: 
Textbook
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* Prerequisites: 1.1 Group theory; 1.2 Permutations and permutation groups; 1.3 Fields; 1.4 Rings and polynomials; 1.5 Some elementary theory of equations; 1.6 Vector spaces
* Fields: 2.1 Degree of an algebraic extension; 2.2 Isomorphisms of fields; 2.3 Automorphisms of fields; 2.4 Fixed fields
* Fundamental theorem: 3.1 Splitting fields; 3.2 Normal extensions and groups of automorphisms; 3.3 Conjugate fields and elements; 3.4 Fundamental theorem
* Applications: 4.1 Solvability of equations; 4.2 Solvable equations have solvable groups; 4.3 General equation of degree $n$; 4.4 Roots of unity and cyclic equations; 4.5 How to solve a solvable equation; 4.6 Ruler-and-compass constructions; 4.7 Lagrange's theorem; 4.8 Resolvent of a polynomial; 4.9 Calculation of the Galois group; 4.10 Matrix solutions of equations; 4.11 Finite fields; 4.12 More applications
* Bibliography
* Index

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