The p-adic norm and the p-adic numbers. Chapter 3. Some elementary p-adic analysis. Chapter 4. The topology of Qp. Chapter 5. p-adic algebraic. P-Adic Numbers has 8 ratings and 1 review. Ben said: I really love the way Gouvea writes about math. There are two things I love in particular:1) He is. To my eyes, the most glaring omission was a book by Fernando Gouvêa, originally published in , entitled p-adic Numbers: An Introduction.
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Description There are numbers of all kinds: The p-adic numbers are less well known than the others, but they play a fundamental role in number theory and in other gouvda of mathematics. This elementary introduction offers a broad understanding of p-adic numbers.
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Table of contents 1 Aperitif. Adjoining a p-th Root of Unity. Review Text From the reviews: The reader is led into the rich structure of the fields Qp and Cp in a beautiful balance between analytic and algebraic aspects.
The overall conclusion is simple: Not only giving the background necessary to pursue the matter, but doing it in such a way that a healthy ‘hands-on experience’is generated in the process. Review quote From the reviews: Gouvea has succeeded admirably in taking a topic that is not standard in the undergraduate mathematics curriculum and writing a book accessible to undergraduates that allows its reader to play with some intriguing mathematics and explore a topic which is both fun and important.
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