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Factorization: Unique and Otherwise by Steven H. Weintraub

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By Steven H. Weintraub

The idea that of factorization, regular within the usual process of complete numbers that may be written as a special manufactured from best numbers, performs a significant function in sleek arithmetic and its purposes. This exposition of the vintage thought leads the reader to an realizing of the present wisdom of the topic and its connections to different mathematical options, for instance in algebraic quantity concept. The ebook can be utilized as a textual content for a primary path in quantity thought or for self-study via stimulated highschool scholars or readers attracted to smooth arithmetic.

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Hence α is prime. 4. 49. , (1) every nonzero α can be written as α = up1 · · · pk with u a unit and each pi irreducible, and (2) if also α = vq1 · · · q with v a unit and q1 · · · q irreducible, then = k and, after possibly reordering, qi and pi are associates for each i. 50. Observe that essential uniqueness is the best we can hope for. For example, in the integers, we have 6 = (1)(2)(3) = (−1)(−2)(3) = (−1)(2)(−3) = (1)(−2)(−3) = (1)(3)(2) = (−1)(−3)(2) = (−1)(3)(−2) = (1)(−3)(−2). 52. 51. Let α1 , α2 , α3 , .

N−1 }, and if α1 = . . = αn−1 = 0, the gcd is αn . So suppose that neither of these is the case. Then, by the inductive hypothesis, {α1 , . . , αn−1 } has a gcd γ and then by the n = 2 case {αn , γ} has a gcd γ . 24, γ is then the gcd of {α1 , . . , αn }. 18. Now for the second condition. By the inductive hypothesis we may assume that we have written γ = α1 β1 + α2 β2 + . . + αn−1 βn−1 for some elements β1 , β2 , . , βn−1 of R, and by the n = 2 case we may assume that we have written γ = αn ζ1 + γζ2 .

But in our process, we assumed that αk+1 is irreducible. Thus, we have a contradiction if the sequence goes on forever. This is impossible, and so we conclude that the sequence stops. We therefore see that we have completed the proof of the first stage: every α has a factorization. Now we must prove the second stage: this factorization is essentially unique. Suppose there is an α with two factorizations α = up1 · · · pk = vq1 · · · q with u and v units and p1 , . . , pk and q1 , . . , q all irreducible.

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