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From the reviews/Aus den Besprechungen: "...Für den an der Geschichte der Zahlentheorie interessierten Mathematikhistoriker ist das Buch mindestens in zweierlei Hinsicht lesenswert. Zum einen enthält der textual content eine ganze Reihe von historischen Hinweisen, zum anderen legt der Autor sehr großen Wert auf eine möglichst allseitige Motivierung seiner Darlegungen und versucht dazu, insbesondere den wichtigen historischen Schritten auf dem Weg zur Klassenkörpertheorie Rechnung zu tragen. Die Anhänge von O. Taussky bilden eine wertvolle Ergänzung des Buches. ARTINs Vorlesungen von 1932, deren Übersetzung auf einem Manuskript basiert, das die Autorin 1932 selbst aus ihrer Vorlesungsnachschrift erarbeitete und von H. HASSE durchgesehen sowie mit Hinweisen versehen wurde, dürfte für Mathematiker und Mathematikhistoriker gleichermaßen von Interesse sein..." NTM- Schriftenreihe für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, Technik und Medizin

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2. ±p 2 x - 3y 2 p =: ±l (mod 12) for The form a>0 or that a 2 -x + 6y 2 2 2 represents primes represents primes are separated according as Note to start with, is square-free). l8e) respectively. l8a-f). 3. while the form af 0 t> 1. 06' p=2 and p= 3 p =: 1, -5 (mod 24) p =: -1, 5 (mod 24). 14 applies. ) 33 5. Polynomial Rings A. FACTORIZATION PROPERTIES As before, let field. , F be its quotient such as F[xl, etc. 1. F[xl The ring is always euclidean, hence a pid (principal ideal domain) and a ufd (unique factorization domain).

A e Fq* (instead of F) P replaced by K, for some e> 1. Note 1jI(1) = 2 g=gcd (a,b) irreducible polynomials of degree 4,2,1. ::O, then b gcd (pa _ 1, p - 1) (pg - 1) in ~ b gcd (x a - 1, x - 1) b a gcd (x p -x, x P -x) (x g - 1) g (x p -x) in Z[x] in ~[X]. 26). Verify that if F C KG F - q and we can in turn define F q for some m. 4. 26 holds if F =K(S) K = F (a) m F P over K is . 15 also works for 2 (y+l):: (y+l)p :: (y+l)p :: ... (mod p), e P(x) = (x p -l)/(x P e-l -1) coefficient-wise, and pel) = p.

It is shown in texts on number theory that this primitive root (mod p) is a primitive root (mod pe) for all unless When p 21 gP-l_ 1. (In that case g+p e is a primitive root (mod pe) for all e). 41) e(l) for e=l e(2) for e=2 for The reason ~(23) =4, Cll/2~) * is not cyclic is that so no odd value of if e> 3 m2 :: 1 (mod 8) m is odd m generates this group. while Actually we can represent x (odd) by where t is defined (mod 2) and In summary Cll/m~)* tl (mod a P :: a (mod p) for or e-2 ). a, (Euler) (p prime) (Fermat) Cll/p'll) * ~ e(p-l).

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