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Fields

  • Alko R. Meijer
Chapter
Part of the Springer Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics and Technology book series (SUMAT)

Abstract

In this chapter and the next we consider fields, which are rings in which the nonzero elements also form a group, under multiplication. All the classical fields, such as \(\mathbb{R}\) and \(\mathbb{C}\), are infinite. We shall instead concentrate on the finite ones and in this chapter show how one may construct them.

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alko R. Meijer
    • 1
  1. 1.Tokai, Cape TownSouth Africa

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