Elementary Abstract Algebra
by W. Edwin Clark
Publisher: University of South Florida 2001
Number of pages: 105
This book is written as a one semester introduction to abstract algebra. The author does not spend a lot of time with background material, he goes directly into the subject matter. Applications of abstract algebra are not discussed, the thought processes one learns in this text is more valuable than the subject matter. Some familiarity with basic set theory, calculus, and linear algebra, is assumed.
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by Peter J. Cameron - Queen Mary, University of London
These notes are intended for an introduction to algebra. The text is intended as a first introduction to the ideas of proof and abstraction in mathematics, as well as to the concepts of abstract algebra (groups and rings).
by Paul Garrett
The text covers basic algebra of polynomials, induction, sets, counting principles, integers, unique factorization into primes, Sun Ze's theorem, good algorithm for exponentiation, Fermat's little theorem, Euler's theorem, public-key ciphers, etc.
by Marcel B. Finan - Arkansas Tech University
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by Edwin H. Connell
Covers abstract algebra in general, with the focus on linear algebra, intended for students in mathematics, physical sciences, and computer science. The presentation is compact, but still somewhat informal. The proofs of many theorems are omitted.