Comments: A text on a central area of number theory that covers p-adic L-functions, class numbers, cyclotomic units, Fermat's Last Theorem, and Iwasawa's theory of Z_p-extensions. It contains a chapter on the work of Thaine, Kolyvagin, and Rubin, including a proof of Main Conjecture, and a chapter on developments such as primality testing via Jacobi sums. Series: Graduate Texts in Mathematics. Num Pages: 490 pages, 14 black & white tables, biography. BIC Classification: PBH. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (
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