Taken from Preface. The theory of abelian groups is a branch of algebra which deals with commutative groups. Curiously enough, it is rather independent of general group theory: its basic ideas and methods bear only a slight resemblance to the noncommutative case, and there are reasons to believe that no other condition on groups is more decisive for the group structure than commutativity. The present book is devoted to the theory of abelian groups. The study of abelian groups may be recommended for two principal reasons: in the first place, because of the beauty of the results which included some of the best examples of what is called algebraic structure theory; in the second place, it is one of the principal motives of new research in module theory (e.g., for every particular theorem on abelian groups one can ask over what rings the same result holds) and there are other areas of mathematics in which extensive use of abelian group theory might be very fruitful (structure of homology groups, etc.).
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Book Description Academic Press, 1970. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110122696018