Introduction To Cyclotomic Fields Is A Carefully Written Exposition Of A Central Area Of Number Theory That Can Be Used As A Second Course In Algebraic Number Theory Starting At An Elementary Level, The Volume Covers P Adic L Functions, Class Numbers, Cyclotomic Units, Fermat S Last Theorem, And Iwasawa S Theory Of Z_p Extensions, Leading The Reader To An Understanding Of Modern Research Literature Many Exercises Are Included The Second Edition Includes A New Chapter On The Work Of Thaine, Kolyvagin, And Rubin, Including A Proof Of The Main Conjecture There Is Also A Chapter Giving Other Recent Developments, Including Primality Testing Via Jacobi Sums And Sinnott S Proof Of The Vanishing Of Iwasawa S F Invariant.

Lawrence Clinton Washington born 1951, Vermont is an American mathematician, who specializes in number theory.Washington studied at Johns Hopkins University, where in 1971 he received his B.A and masters degree In 1974 he earned his PhD at Princeton University under Kenkichi Iwasawa with thesis Class numbers and Z_p extensions 1 He then became an assistant professor at Stanford University an

- Hardcover
- 490 pages
- Introduction to Cyclotomic Fields (Graduate Texts in Mathematics)
- Lawrence C. Washington
- English
- 14 September 2018 Lawrence C. Washington
- 9780387947624

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