Synopses & Reviews
The invention of ideals by Dedekind in the 1870s was well ahead of its time, and proved to be the genesis of what today we would call algebraic number theory. His memoir "Sur la Theorie des Nombres Entiers Algebriques" first appeared in installments in the Bulletin des sciences mathematiques in 1877. This book is a translation of that work by John Stillwell, who adds a detailed introduction giving historical background and who outlines the mathematical obstructions that Dedekind was striving to overcome. Dedekind's memoir offers a candid account of the development of an elegant theory and provides blow by blow comments regarding the many difficulties encountered en route. This book is a must for all number theorists.
Review
"The book has historical interest in providing a very clear glimpse of the origins of modern algebra and algebraic number theory, but it also has considerable mathematical interest. It is truly astonishing that a text written one hundred and twenty years ago, well before modern algebraic terminology and concepts were introduced and accepted, can provide a plausible introduction to algebraic number theory for a student today." Mathematical Reviews Clippings 98h
Synopsis
A translation of a classic work by one of the truly great figures of mathematics.
Synopsis
A translation of a classic work by one of the truly great figures of mathematics.
Synopsis
Dedekind memoir âSur la Theorie des Nombres Entiers Algebriquesâfirst appeared in installments in French in 1877. This is a translation of that work by John Stillwell, who also adds a detailed introduction that gives the historical background as well as outlining the mathematical obstructions that Dedekind was striving to overcome.
Synopsis
The invention of ideals by Dedekind in the 1870s proved to be the genesis of today's algebraic number theory. This translation of his memoir "Sur la Theorie des Nombres Entiers Algebriques" offers a candid account of the development of an elegant theory and the many difficulties encountered en route.
Description
Includes bibliographical references (p. 48-50) and index.
Table of Contents
Part I. Translator's Introduction: 1. General remarks; 2. Squares; 3. Quadratic forms; 4. Quadratic integers; 5. Roots of unity; 6. Algebraic integers; 7. The reception of ideal theory; Part II. Theory of Algebraic Integers: 8. Auxiliary theorems from the theory of modules; 9. Germ of the theory of ideals; 10. General properties of algebraic integers; 11. Elements of the theory of ideals.