Looking for an inspection copy?
This title is not currently available on inspection
The purpose of this book is to prepare the reader for coping with abstract mathematics. The intended audience is both students taking a first course in abstract algebra who feel the need to strengthen their background, and those from a more applied background who need some experience in dealing with abstract ideas. Learning any area of abstract mathematics requires not only ability to write formally but also to think intuitively about what is going on and to describe that process clearly and cogently in ordinary English. Ash tries to aid intuition by keeping proofs short and as informal as possible, and using concrete examples as illustration. Thus it is an ideal textbook for an audience with limited experience in formalism and abstraction. A number of expository innovations are included, for example, an informal development of set theory which teaches students all the basic results for algebra in one chapter.Read more
- Aimed at readers who may not be familiar with abstract methods
- Includes informal development of set theory which teaches students all basic results for algebra
- Lots of concrete, illustrative examples
Not yet reviewed
Be the first to review
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- Date Published: September 1998
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780883857083
- length: 190 pages
- dimensions: 255 x 180 x 10 mm
- weight: 0.347kg
- availability: Available in limited markets only
Table of Contents
1. Logic and foundations
3. Elementary number theory
4. Some highly informal set theory
5. Linear algebra
6. Theory of linear operators
Appendix: an application of linear algebra.
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email email@example.comRegister Sign in
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×
Are you sure you want to delete your account?
This cannot be undone.
Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.
If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.×