The Second Edition of this classic text maintains the clear exposition, logical organization, and accessible breadth of coverage that have been its hallmarks. It plunges directly into algebraic structures and incorporates an unusually large number of examples to clarify abstract concepts as they arise. Proofs of theorems do more than just prove the stated results; Saracino examines them so readers gain a better impression of where the proofs come from and why they proceed as they do. Most of the exercises range from easy to moderately difficult and ask for understanding of ideas rather than flashes of insight. The new edition introduces five new sections on field extensions and Galois theory, increasing its versatility by making it appropriate for a two-semester as well as a one-semester course.
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Titles of related interest from Waveland Press: Beachy-Blair, Abstract Algebra, Third Edition (ISBN 9781577664437) and Hillman-Alexanderson, Abstract Algebra: A First Undergraduate Course, Fifth Edition (ISBN 9781577660828).Review:
"The examples illustrate the power of abstraction and provide students with a quick experience with abstract thinking." --Maged Elshamy, Alabama A&M University
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Book Description Addison Wesley Longman Publish, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110201073919
Book Description Addison Wesley Longman Publishing Co, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0201073919