Asking how one does mathematical research is like asking how a composer creates a musical masterpiece. No one really knows. However, it is a recognized fact that problem solving plays an important role in training the mind of the researcher. It would not be an exaggeration to say that the ability to do mathematical research lies essentially in asking "well-posed" questions. The approach taken by the authors in Problems in Algebraic Number Theory is based on the principle that "good" questions help focus and orient the mind.
This book is a collection of about 500 problems in algebraic number theory, all systematically arranged to reveal ideas and concepts in the evolution of the subject. While some problems are easy and straightforward, others are more difficult.
The text is suitable for a first course in algebraic number theory with minimal supervision by the instructor. The exposition facilitates independent study, and students having taken a basic course in calculus, linear algebra, and abstract algebra will find these problems interesting and challenging. For the same reasons, it is ideal for non-specialists in acquiring a quick introduction to the subject.
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Descripción Springer, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110387986170