Graduate Texts in Mathematics
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Quaternion Algebras

Authors: Voight, John

  • Presents a comprehensive treatment of the theory of quaternions
  • Engages the student reader with an accessible, approachable writing style
  • Offers numerous options for constructing introductory and advanced courses
  • Encompasses a vast wealth of knowledge to form an essential reference
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About this Textbook

This textbook presents a comprehensive treatment of the arithmetic theory of quaternion algebras and orders, a subject with applications in diverse areas of mathematics. Written to be accessible and approachable to the graduate student reader, this text collects and synthesizes results from across the literature. Numerous pathways offer explorations in many different directions, while the unified treatment makes this book an essential reference for students and researchers alike.

Divided into five parts, the book begins with a basic introduction to the noncommutative algebra underlying the theory of quaternion algebras over fields, including the relationship to quadratic forms. An in-depth exploration of the arithmetic of quaternion algebras and orders follows. The third part considers analytic aspects, starting with zeta functions and then passing to an idelic approach, offering a pathway from local to global that includes strong approximation. Applications of unit groups of quaternion orders to hyperbolic geometry and low-dimensional topology follow, relating geometric and topological properties to arithmetic invariants. Arithmetic geometry completes the volume, including quaternionic aspects of modular forms, supersingular elliptic curves, and the moduli of QM abelian surfaces.

Quaternion Algebras encompasses a vast wealth of knowledge at the intersection of many fields. Graduate students interested in algebra, geometry, and number theory will appreciate the many avenues and connections to be explored. Instructors will find numerous options for constructing introductory and advanced courses, while researchers will value the all-embracing treatment. Readers are assumed to have some familiarity with algebraic number theory and commutative algebra, as well as the fundamentals of linear algebra, topology, and complex analysis. More advanced topics call upon additional background, as noted, though essential concepts and motivation are recapped throughout.

About the authors

John Voight is Professor of Mathematics at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. His research interests lie in arithmetic algebraic geometry and number theory, with a particular interest in computational aspects. He has taught graduate courses in algebra, number theory, cryptography, as well as the topic of this book, quaternion algebras.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quaternion Algebras
Authors
Series Title
Graduate Texts in Mathematics
Series Volume
288
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-56694-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-56694-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-56692-0
Series ISSN
0072-5285
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 833
Number of Illustrations
83 b/w illustrations
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