Modern Algebra: An Introduction

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 31, 2008 - Mathematics - 352 pages
Engineers and computer scientists who need a basic understanding of algebra will benefit from this accessible book. The sixth edition includes many carefully worked examples and proofs to guide them through abstract algebra successfully. It introduces the most important kinds of algebraic structures, and helps them improve their ability to understand and work with abstract ideas. New and revised exercise sets are integrated throughout the first four chapters. A more in-depth discussion is also included on Galois Theory. The first six chapters provide engineers and computer scientists with the core of the subject and then the book explores the concepts in more detail.
 

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User Review  - jcopenha - LibraryThing

Unfortunately my class didn't get to any of the good applications of Abstract Algebra. We covered group theory and Rings and Fields. I might browse some of the other chapters this summer. Read full review

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a very basic introduction to abstract algebra and almost a complete waste of money. Fraleigh's book covers much more material in a clearer manner at less cost. I hated using this as a textbook and am still fuming over having to buy it. Read full review

Contents

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I
xxiii
II
xliv
III
12
IV
75
V
106
xii
120
VII
137
X
193
XI
207
XII
229
Solvable and Alternating Groups
237
Applications of Permutation Groups
243
XV
256
Lattices and Boolean Algebras
279
C
304

Polynomials
160
IX
178
Photo Credit List
326
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Dr. John R. Durbin is a professor of Mathematics at The University of Texas Austin. A native Kansan, he received B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Wichita (now Wichita State University), and a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. He came to UT immediately thereafter.
Professor Durbin has been active in faculty governance at the University for many years. He served as chair of the Faculty Senate, 1982-84 and 1991-92, and as Secretary of the General Faculty, 1975-76 and 1998-2003.
In September of 2003 he received the University & Civitatis Award,in recognition of dedicated and meritorious service to the University above and beyond the regular expectations of teaching, research, and writing.
He has received a Teaching Excellence Award from the College of Natural Sciences and an Outstanding Teaching Award from the Department of Mathematics.

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