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Providing a concise introduction to abstract algebra, this work unfolds some of the fundamental systems with the aim of reaching applicable, significant results.
Paperback, 356 pages
Published April 3rd 1986 by Macmillan
(first published 1986)
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Aug 10, 2018 Beau rated it really liked it · review of another edition
An excellent introduction to abstract algebra. The strength is clearly the problem sets. There are many problems with difficulty ranging from very easy to very hard. The exposition is easy to follow. Most proofs are very clear. However, this is probably not the most friendly book for the average math major--it would take a lot of hard work to absorb all the material.
Mar 30, 2008 Dan rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Recommends it for: People learning abstract algebra
This was the textbook for my first course in Abstract Algebra. I found it exceptionally useful for learning basic Abstract Algebra. The mathematics is presented in a very enlightening way. Now that I've moved beyond this material it is not as useful anymore. And I don't ever use this book as a reference. However, I recommend this book to anyone learning Abstract Algebra.
This might be a difficult book if used as an introduction to abstract algebra. Problems vary in difficulty and the text moves quickly. Well-written otherwise and should be enjoyable for students who have a strong understanding of the material.
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