Algebra at the End of the Nineteenth Century
In this chapter we begin to look at the major change that happened to algebra in the nineteenth century: the transformation from polynomial algebra to modern algebra. A vivid impression of the subject is given by the book that described the state of the art around 1900, Weber’s Lehrbuch der Algebra, much of which described Galois theory and number theory as it then stood.
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