Galois Theory, Fourth Edition, Paperback Book


Since 1973, Galois Theory has been educating undergraduate students on Galois groups and classical Galois theory.

In Galois Theory, Fourth Edition, mathematician and popular science author Ian Stewart updates this well-established textbook for today's algebra students.

New to the Fourth EditionThe replacement of the topological proof of the fundamental theorem of algebra with a simple and plausible result from point-set topology and estimates that will be familiar to anyone who has taken a first course in analysisRevised chapter on ruler-and-compass constructions that results in a more elegant theory and simpler proofsA section on constructions using an angle-trisector since it is an intriguing and direct application of the methods developedA new chapter that takes a retrospective look at what Galois actually did compared to what many assume he didUpdated referencesThis bestseller continues to deliver a rigorous yet engaging treatment of the subject while keeping pace with current educational requirements.

More than 200 exercises and a wealth of historical notes augment the proofs, formulas, and theorems.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 344 pages, 2 Tables, black and white; 29 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Apple Academic Press Inc.
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  • Category: Algebra
  • ISBN: 9781482245820

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