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Fields and Galois Theory

AuthorJ. S. Milne Entered2004-01-24 19:53:14 by Ryanov
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SubjectQ.A - Mathematics. Computer science (abstract algebra)
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nice complete textbook; sometimes a little crisp for my taste
by Ben Crowell (crowell09 at stopspam.lightandmatter.com (change 09 to current year)) on 2004-10-24 12:38:48, review #428
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This is a very nicely produced textbook, complete with homework problems and an index. It's mostly very "crisp," but is leavened in a few places with historical remarks and interesting asides. (I hadn't known that e+pi and e-pi had never been proved to be transcendental, or even irrational!) Some illustrations would be welcome. For instance, the section on constructions with a compass and straightedge doesn't actually show any :-)

Caveats: I haven't read the whole book from cover to cover, I only have an bachelor's degree in math, I don't remember very much from my undergraduate course in fields and Galois theory, and I'm not qualified to say how well this text might actually work pedagogically.

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