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Book Information:

Author: Michael Rosen
Title: Number theory in function fields
Additional book information: Springer-Verlag, New York, 2002, xii+358 pp., ISBN 0-387-95335-3, $49.95

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Review Information:

Reviewer: David Goss
Affiliation: The Ohio State University
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 41 (2004), 127-133
MSC (2000): Primary 11R58, 11G09, 11R60
Published electronically: October 29, 2003
Review copyright: © Copyright 2003 American Mathematical Society