Geometry of the Quintic
by Jerry Shurman
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience 1997
Number of pages: 208
The text demonstrates the use of general concepts by applying theorems from various areas in the context of one problem -- solving the quintic. This book helps students at the advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate levels to develop connections between the algebra, geometry, and analysis that they know, and to better appreciate the totality of what they have learned.
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by Emil Artin - University of Notre Dame
The book deals with linear algebra, including fields, vector spaces, homogeneous linear equations, and determinants, extension fields, polynomials, algebraic elements, splitting fields, group characters, normal extensions, roots of unity, and more.
by Miles Reid - University of Warwick
The author discusses the problem of solutions of polynomial equations both in explicit terms and in terms of abstract algebraic structures. The course demonstrates the tools of abstract algebra as applied to a meaningful problem.
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