Classical Theory of Algebraic Numbers (Universitext)
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The exposition of the classical theory of algebraic numbers is clear and thorough, and there is a large number of exercises as well as worked out numerical examples. A careful study of this book will provide a solid background to the learning of more recent topics.
Jason Schorn said Good Book!. If you are the type of person who likes essayistic portrayals of mathematical theories and hence finds yourself tending toward those books that waste your time explaining every little detail, then yes you will not enjoy this book. Ribenbiom's book, like that of Shafarevich and Neukirch, is in a league of its own and is un-paralleled by any of the more recent texts that have become available over the last five to ten years in the field of algebraic number theory. This book is, just as it should be, a treatise on alg
1082, 2006). Proofs are given in great detail, and there are many examples and exercises. The book contains a great amount of material, more than enough for a year-long course." (Gábor Megyesi, Acta Scientiarum Mathematicarum, Vol. From the reviews of the second edition:"This book is a thorough self-contained introduction to algebraic number theory. The author made a great effort to make the subject easier to understand. Ribenboim’s book is a well written introduction to classical algebraic number theory … and the perfect textbook for students who need lots of examples." (Franz Lemmermeyer, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. … The book is aimed at graduate students. … the author keeps his presentation self-contained. 69, 2003)"There is a wealth of material in this book. The book would serve well as a text for a graduate course in classical algebraic number theory." (Lawrence Washington, Mathematical