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AuthorBourbaki, Nicolas. author
TitleAlgebra II [electronic resource] : Chapters 4-7 / by Nicolas Bourbaki
ImprintBerlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 2003
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Descript VII, 453 p. online resource


This is a softcover reprint of the English translation of 1990 of the revised and expanded version of Bourbaki's, Algรจbre, Chapters 4 to 7 (1981). This completes Algebra, 1 to 3, by establishing the theories of commutative fields and modules over a principal ideal domain. Chapter 4 deals with polynomials, rational fractions and power series. A section on symmetric tensors and polynomial mappings between modules, and a final one on symmetric functions, have been added. Chapter 5 was entirely rewritten. After the basic theory of extensions (prime fields, algebraic, algebraically closed, radical extension), separable algebraic extensions are investigated, giving way to a section on Galois theory. Galois theory is in turn applied to finite fields and abelian extensions. The chapter then proceeds to the study of general non-algebraic extensions which cannot usually be found in textbooks: p-bases, transcendental extensions, separability criterions, regular extensions. Chapter 6 treats ordered groups and fields and based on it is Chapter 7: modules over a p.i.d. studies of torsion modules, free modules, finite type modules, with applications to abelian groups and endomorphisms of vector spaces. Sections on semi-simple endomorphisms and Jordan decomposition have been added. Chapter IV: Polynomials and Rational Fractions Chapter V: Commutative Fields Chapter VI: Ordered Groups and Fields Chapter VII: Modules Over Principal Ideal Domains


IV. โ{128}{148} Polynomials and rational fractions -- V. โ{128}{148} Commutative fields -- VI. โ{128}{148} Ordered groups and fields -- VII. โ{128}{148} Modules over principal ideal domains -- Index of notations -- Index of terminology

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