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Basic Algebra II: Second Editionby Nathan Jacobson
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A classic text and standard reference for a generation, this volume and its companion are the work of an expert algebraist who taught at Yale for more than three decades. Nathan Jacobson's books possess a conceptual and theoretical orientation; in addition to their value as classroom texts, they serve as valuable references.
Volume II comprises all of the subjects usually covered in a first-year graduate course in algebra. Topics include categories, universal algebra, modules, basic structure theory of rings, classical representation theory of finite groups, elements of homological algebra with applications, commutative ideal theory, and formally real fields. In addition to the immediate introduction and constant use of categories and functors, it revisits many topics from Volume I with greater depth and sophistication. Exercises appear throughout the text, along with insightful, carefully explained proofs.
This classic text and standard reference comprises all subjects of a first-year graduate-level course, including in-depth coverage of groups and polynomials and extensive use of categories and functors. 1989 edition.
Volume II of a pair of classic texts — and standard references for a generation — this book comprises all of the subjects of first-year graduate algebra. In addition to the immediate introduction and constant use of categories and functors, it revisits many topics from Volume I with greater depth. 1989 edition.
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