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Algebra: Volume II: Fields with Structure, Algebras and Advanced Topics / Edition 1

Algebra: Volume II: Fields with Structure, Algebras and Advanced Topics / Edition 1

by Falko Lorenz, Silvio LevyFalko Lorenz


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This is Volume II of a two-volume introductory text in classical algebra. The text moves methodically with numerous examples and details so that readers with some basic knowledge of algebra can read it without difficulty. It is recommended either as a textbook for some particular algebraic topic or as a reference book for consultations in a selected fundamental branch of algebra. The book contains a wealth of material. Amongst the topics covered in Volume are the theory of ordered fields and Nullstellen Theorems. Known researcher Lorenz also includes the fundamentals of the theory of quadratic forms, of valuations, local fields and modules. What’s more, the book contains some lesser known or nontraditional results – for instance, Tsen's results on the solubility of systems of polynomial equations with a sufficiently large number of indeterminates.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780387724874
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 12/27/2007
Series: Universitext , #2
Edition description: 2008
Pages: 340
Sales rank: 1,034,761
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Ordered Fields and Real Fields.- Hilbert's Seventeenth Problem and the Real Nullstellensatz.- Orders and Quadratic Forms.- Absolute Values on Fields.- Residue Class Degree and Ramification Index.- Local Fields.- Witt Vectors.- The Tsen Rank of a Field.- Fundamentals of Modules.- Wedderburn Theory.- Crossed Products.- The Brauer Group of a Local Field.- Local Class Field Theory.- Semisimple Representations of Finite Groups.- The Schur Group of a Field.

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