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# Topics in Algebra

New edition includes extensive revisions of the material on finite groups and Galois Theory. New problems added throughout.

Unknown Binding, Second Edition, 388 pages

Published
January 1st 1975
by Xerox College Pub
(first published 1964)

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I recommend this book, especially for self study or a supplement to an algebra course. This book is worth a skim even for its historical value as an example of who to construct a mathematical text.

That being said, a would be user should be warned of a few of the books quirks. First the book is old, and a bit antiquated. Second, this book was not actually designed ...more

Because group theory rocks, in its own buttoned-down, hidden-depths, body-of-an-accountant-soul-of-a-poet fashion. Herstein's slightly desiccated prose is oddly appropriate for its subject matter, though it's hard to love. You have to read between the lines to discover the u ...more

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