Lectures on Finite Fields (Graduate Studies in Mathematics)

Lectures on Finite Fields (Graduate Studies in Mathematics)

By: Xiang-dong Hou (author)Hardback

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The theory of finite fields encompasses algebra, combinatorics, and number theory and has furnished widespread applications in other areas of mathematics and computer science. This book is a collection of selected topics in the theory of finite fields and related areas. The topics include basic facts about finite fields, polynomials over finite fields, Gauss sums, algebraic number theory and cyclotomic fields, zeros of polynomials over finite fields, and classical groups over finite fields. The book is mostly self-contained, and the material covered is accessible to readers with the knowledge of graduate algebra; the only exception is a section on function fields. Each chapter is supplied with a set of exercises. The book can be adopted as a text for a second year graduate course or used as a reference by researchers.

About Author

Xiang-dong Hou, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

Contents

Polynomials over finite fields Gauss sums Algebraic number theory Zeros of polynomials over finite fields Classical groups Bibliography List of notation Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781470442897
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781470442897
  • ISBN10: 1470442892

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