This thoroughly revised and updated version of the popular textbook on abstract algebra introduces students to easily understood problems and concepts. John Humphreys and Mike Prest include many examples and exercises throughout the book to make it more appealing to students and instructors. The second edition features new sections on mathematical reasoning and polynomials. In addition, three chapters have been completely rewritten and all others have been updated. First Edition Pb (1990): 0-521-35938-4Read more
- Fully revised and updated version of this popular textbook
- Contains new sections on mathematical reasoning and polynomials
- Can be used for teaching at 1st, 2nd year university level as well as enrichment for advanced students
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"This book merits a close look because of its pedagogical strengths. One might say this book really is about 'How to think about mathematics.' And that is a great virtue...The book is sprinkled with historical and other motivations...a very useful text on abstract algebra." MAA Online
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- Edition: 2nd Edition
- Date Published: May 2004
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521540506
- length: 356 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
- weight: 0.52kg
- contains: 100 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Number theory
2. Sets, functions and relations
3. Logic and mathematical argument
4. Examples of groups
5. Group theory and error-correcting codes
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