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Unique Factorization

  • Kenneth Ireland
  • Michael Rosen
Chapter
Part of the Graduate Texts in Mathematics book series (GTM, volume 84)

Abstract

The notion of prime number is fundamental in number theory. The first part of this chapter is devoted to proving that every integer can be written as a product of primes in an essentially unique way.

Keywords

Prime Number Integral Domain Unique Factorization Great Common Divisor Irreducible Polynomial 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth Ireland
    • 1
  • Michael Rosen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of New BrunswickFrederictonCanada
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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