Accession Number : ADA018323

Title :   Irreducibility Over the Rationals.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Traasdahl,Edward Cass

Report Date : SEP 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : A brief historical survey indicates the type of general irreducibility criteria that are sufficient for irreducibility over the rationals. Three general approaches to the problem are then examined in turn. The first of these involves an application of ideal theory for number fields, the second a construction of Newton polygons for which an appropriate multiplication theorem holds and the last a method for constructing non-Archimedean values on the field of fractions of the ring of polynomials over the rationals from which irreducibility criteria can be deduced. The conclusion summarizes the nature of these attempts.

Descriptors :   *Rational functions, Polynomials, Number theory, Polygons, Theorems, Theses

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE