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Andrew Baker
University of Glasgow
MR ID: 16505
Reference #


Posted date
2020-03-11 13:32:41
Revised date
2020-03-16 07:31:17
Notes type
   Standard Course Offering
      Commutative Algebra
   Number Theory
      Algebraic Number Theory
      Elementary Number Theory

An Introduction to $p$-adic Numbers and $p$-adic Analysis

These notes were written for a final year undergraduate course at Manchester University in 1988/9. They were rewritten around 2000 to make them available to interested graduate students. The approach taken is very down to earth with few
assumptions beyond standard undergraduate analysis and algebra. The notes are as self contained as possible, covering basic number theory and analytic ideas which would probably be familiar to to more advanced readers.

Course Notes and Supplementary Material (PDF format)

TypeFile (Size)Date
Course notes v1 PDF (508K) 03/11/20