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# A First Course in Abstract Algebra

Considered a classic by many, John Fraleigh's A First Course in Abstract Algebra is an in-depth introductory text for the Abstract Algebra course. Focused on groups, rings and fields, this text gives students a firm foundation for more specialized work by emphasizing an understanding of the nature of algebraic structures. It is geared towards high level courses at schools
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Hardcover, 536 pages

Published
November 13th 1998
by Addison Wesley Publishing Company
(first published December 1967)

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old-fashioned and clear, with no distracting pictures or annoying applications. i think the new one got spiced up a bit for the modern audience, so try to get your hands on the one with the cloth cover from the sixties. it's all the basics on groups, rings, and fields.

Sep 09, 2012
Erickson
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mathematics,
algebra

In general, for physics students there is no need to read the whole book and only the above chapters are needed for all practical purposes at undergraduate level. In particular, one at least need to learn Group Action. Chapter 1-3 are the most essential introduction, while chapter 4,5,7,8 are for completeness.

The style is rather informal and hence should be accessible to many first readers. However, for some reason I did not find it very 'accessible'; indeed there are abundant examples to look t ...more

The style is rather informal and hence should be accessible to many first readers. However, for some reason I did not find it very 'accessible'; indeed there are abundant examples to look t ...more

Jan 31, 2017
Joe Cole
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it was amazing
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college-textbooks

Abstract Algebra is one of the most interesting and engaging math classes. I think it's a very good book with a sufficient number of examples and detailed explanations.

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