Algebraic Number Theory

  • John Stillwell
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)


The integers are the simplest objects in mathematics but, as history shows, their secrets are deeply hidden. A vast range of mathematical disciplines— such as geometry, algebra, and analysis—has been called upon to clarify the apparently simple concept of integer. In particular, a broader concept of number itself seems to be useful.


Ideal Factorization Algebraic Number Principal Ideal Algebraic Integer Algebraic Number Theory 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Stillwell
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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