About the BookGraduate-level course covers the general theory of factorization of ideals in Dedekind domains, the use of Kummer's theorem, proofs of the Dirichlet unit theorem, and Minkowski bounds on element and ideal norms. 2003 edition.
Book SynopsisThis graduate-level text provides coverage for a one-semester course in algebraic number theory. It explores the general theory of factorization of ideals in Dedekind domains as well as the number field case. Detailed calculations illustrate the use of Kummer's theorem on lifting of prime ideals in extension fields.