ERIC Number: EJ420585
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Extending the Principal Axis Theorem to Fields Other than R.
Friedberg, Stephen H.
American Mathematical Monthly, v97 n2 p147-49 Feb 1990
That the principal axis theorem does not extend to any finite field is demonstrated. Presented are four examples that illustrate the difficulty in extending the principal axis theorem to fields other than the field of real numbers. Included are a theorem and proof that uses only a simple counting argument. (KR)
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