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Gerald B. Folland Brad Osgood
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Originally published in the German language by
Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlag, 65189 Wiesbaden, Germany,
as "Jorg Bewersdorff: Algebra fur Einsteiger. 2. Auflage (2
© Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlag|GWV Fachverlage GmbH,
Translated by David Kramer with additions and corrections
by the author.
2000 Mathematics Subject Classification. Primary 12-01;
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[Algebra fur Einsteiger. English]
Galois theory for beginners : a historical perspective / Jorg Bewersdorff ;
translated by David Kramer.
p. cm. — (Student mathematical library, ISSN 1520-9121 ; v. 35)
ISBN-13: 978-0-8218-3817-4 (acid-free paper)
1. Galois theory. 2. Polynomials. I. Title.
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