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This book is for the honors undergraduate or introductory graduate course. Linear algebra is tightly integrated into the text.
Hardcover, First Edition, 618 pages
Published April 24th 1991 by Pearson (first published January 1st 1991)
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Aug 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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This is by default, the best book on algebra.It's delivered so elegantly that anybody can benefit from reading it.
Saarthak Sachdeva
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really don't think there is a lot to say about this book other than the fact that it's the most definitive guide to introductory abstract algebra out there. I'm not sure how or why I started working my way through this book but I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it, from getting stuck on some trivial proofs that I couldn't wrap my head around to having these random 'flashes of insight' while solving an exercise problem. Artin's emphasis on rigorousness while not missing out on intuition is r ...more
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Dec 13, 2008 marked it as to-read
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Taking a modern algebra class with a professor who wrote the book we are using. Seems like a good teacher but I suspect it would be repetitive to read the same arguments at home I'll hear in lecture. This book looked to be an unorthodox approach to modern algebra and came highly recommended. Greatly enjoying it so far.
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I still prefer Dummit & Foote.
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Nov 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The summum bonum all undergrad algebra texts must strive, and fail, to be.
Nov 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
One of the most interesting basic abstract algebra books.
May 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
You should read this together with Dummit & Foote.
Intuition is emphasized though out the book.
I really liked an illustrative discussion on rings.
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