Chapman and Hall/CRC
400 pages | 20 B/W Illus.
Through a set of related yet distinct texts, the author offers a thorough presentation of the classical theory of algebraic numbers and algebraic functions: Ideal- and valuation-theoretic aspects, L functions and class field theory, together with a presentation of algebraic foundations which are usually undersized in standard algebra courses. These books contain the whole classical theory of algebraic numbers and algebraic functions together with the prerequists that too often receive short coverage in standard courses. Thus it should enable a broader audience to get acquainted with these theories.
Field extensions. Dedekind theory. Algebraic number fields: Elementary and geometric methods. Elementary analytic theory. Valuation theory. Algebraic function fields