Algebra II

Chapters 4–7

  • Authors
  • Nicolas Bourbaki

Part of the Elements of Mathematics book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Nicolas Bourbaki
    Pages 1-105
  3. Nicolas Bourbaki
    Pages 107-303
  4. Nicolas Bourbaki
    Pages 305-351
  5. Nicolas Bourbaki
    Pages 353-436
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 445-461

About this book


This is a softcover reprint of the English translation of 1990 of the revised and expanded version of Bourbaki's, Algèbre, 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



MSC (2000): 12-02, 13-02, 12Fxx, 12J15, 13F10, 13C10, 12E05, YellowSale2006 commutative fields ordered fields ordered groups polynomials power series principal ideal domains rational fractions algebra finite field Galois theory polynomial torsion

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-00706-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-61698-3
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