Algebra: Abstract and Concrete
by Frederick M. Goodman
Publisher: Semisimple Press 2006
Number of pages: 585
This text provides a thorough introduction to "modern" or "abstract" algebra at a level suitable for upper-level undergraduates and beginning graduate students. The book addresses the conventional topics: groups, rings, fields, and linear algebra, with symmetry as a unifying theme. This subject matter is central and ubiquitous in modern mathematics and in applications ranging from quantum physics to digital communications. The required background for using this text is a standard first course in linear algebra. Also included is a brief summary of linear algebra in an appendix to help students review. There are also appendices on sets, logic, mathematical induction, and complex numbers. It might also be useful to recommend a short supplementary text on set theory, logic, and proofs to be used as a reference and aid; several such texts are currently available.
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by Marcel B. Finan - Arkansas Tech University
Contents: Concept of a Mapping; Composition; Binary Operations; Composition of Mappings as a Binary Operation; Definition and Examples of Groups; Permutation Groups; Subgroups; Symmetry Groups; Equivalence Relations; The Division Algorithm; etc.
by F. Oggier - Nanyang Technological University
Contents: Group Theory (Groups and subgroups, The isomorphism theorems); Ring Theory (Rings, ideals and homomorphisms); Field Theory (Field extension and minimal polynomial); Galois Theory (Galois group and fixed fields).
by D. S. Malik, John N. Mordeson, M.K. Sen - Creighton University
This book is intended for a one-year introductory course in abstract algebra with some topics of an advanced level. We give a rigorous treatment of the fundamentals of abstract algebra with numerous examples to illustrate the concepts.
by Thomas Judson - Virginia Commonwealth University Mathematics
This text is intended for a one- or two-semester undergraduate course in abstract algebra and covers the traditional theoretical aspects of groups, rings, and fields. Many applications are included, including coding theory and cryptography.