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Topic: Field extension - dimension splitting field.
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Peter Percival

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Re: Field extension - dimension splitting field.
Posted: Jul 18, 2013 10:51 AM
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Nick wrote:
> On 18/07/2013 11:55, Peter Percival wrote:
>> Nick wrote:

>>> Unfortunately the book is from 1982 and there doesn't appear to be
>>> published errata for this edition on the web.

>> The author may be contactable:

> Yep but, as this first edition is 40 years old, he has released 2
> revised editions in the mean time and gives errata for the most recent
> third edition, I figure it would be a bit churlish to bother him. ;o)

Indeed so! On the other hand, he may think 'Nick is a dutiful fellow
who has suffered the misfortune of possessing an erroneous copy of a
book of mine. I know what I'll do, I'll send him free of charge the
latest copy of the book and a bottle of good scotch/box of
chocolates/... (fill in according to your own desires).'

But then again he might not!

"there can be such a group where informally it's impossible to know
the truth value of the abelian expression Axy[x + y = y + x]"

Nam Nguyen

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