MAA Writing Awards
Automorphisms of the Complex Numbers
Year of Award: 1967
Publication Information: Mathematics Magazine, vol. 39, 1966, pp. 135-141
Summary: The author proves the existence of a large number of automorphisms of the field of complex numbers, using Zorn's Lemma to show that any automorphism of a subfield of the field of complex numbers can be extended to an automorphism of the entire complex field.
About the Author: (from Mathematics Magazine, vol. 39, (1966)) Paul B. Yale was at Pomona College at the time of publication.