Local Fields (London Mathematical Society Student Texts) pdf epub fb2

Local Fields (London Mathematical Society Student Texts) by J. W. S. Cassels pdf epub fb2

Local Fields (London Mathematical Society Student Texts) Author: J. W. S. Cassels
Title: Local Fields (London Mathematical Society Student Texts)
ISBN: 0521315255
ISBN13: 978-0521315258
Other Formats: docx mobi lrf docx
Pages: 376 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (August 29, 1986)
Language: English
Category: Science & Math
Size PDF version: 1746 kb
Size EPUB version: 1446 kb
Subcategory: Mathematics




The p-adic numbers, the earliest of local fields, were introduced by Hensel some 70 years ago as a natural tool in algebra number theory. Today the use of this and other local fields pervades much of mathematics, yet these simple and natural concepts, which often provide remarkably easy solutions to complex problems, are not as familiar as they should be. This book, based on postgraduate lectures at Cambridge, is meant to rectify this situation by providing a fairly elementary and self-contained introduction to local fields. After a general introduction, attention centres on the p-adic numbers and their use in number theory. There follow chapters on algebraic number theory, diophantine equations and on the analysis of a p-adic variable. This book will appeal to undergraduates, and even amateurs, interested in number theory, as well as to graduate students.