Rings and Fields

  • B. A. Sethuraman
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)


In the previous chapter we studied the integers in detail, focusing on divisibility properties. Divisibility, of course, is defined via multiplication: we say d divides a if a = db for some integer b. What we did not do in the last chapter is go deeper still-we did not analyze multiplication itself.


Rational Number Nonzero Element Commutative Ring Binary Operation Integral Domain 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. A. Sethuraman
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsCalifornia State University NorthridgeNorthridgeUSA

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