Summary: This in - depth, introductory text on abstract algebra is devoted to the nuts and bolts of algebra, namely, the structure of groups, rings, and fields. It gives students a firm foundation for more specialized work by emphasizing an understanding of the nature of algebraic structures. Opening with a study of group theory, it provides students with an easy transition to axiomatic mathematics. In this new fifth edition, the text continues its tradition of teaching a ...show morebstract algebra in a classical manner, while now integrating timely applications. Chapter 1 (Introduction to Groups), has been revised extensively to allow for an improved, up - to - date presentation of material. The text can serve either a one - or two - semester course. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 5TH 94
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