Synopses & Reviews
Algebra fulfills a definite need to provide a self-contained, one volume, graduate level algebra text that is readable by the average graduate student and flexible enough to accomodate a wide variety of instructors and course contents. The guiding philosophical principle throughout the text is that the material should be presented in the maximum usable generality consistent with good pedagogy. Therefore it is essentially self-contained, stresses clarity rather than brevity and contains an unusually large number of illustrative exercises. The book covers major areas of modern algebra, which is a necessity for most mathematics students in sufficient breadth and depth.
Review
Thomas W. Hungerford Algebra "An excellent text from which to teach the beginning graduate survey course in algebra and I would recommend it to anyone considering a text for such a course."--LINEAR AND MULTILINEAR ALGEBRA
Synopsis
Finally a self-contained, one volume, graduate-level algebra text that is readable by the average graduate student and flexible enough to accommodate a wide variety of instructors and course contents. The guiding principle throughout is that the material should be presented as general as possible, consistent with good pedagogy. Therefore it stresses clarity rather than brevity and contains an extraordinarily large number of illustrative exercises.
Description
Includes bibliographical references (p. 489-492) and index.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Prerequisites and Preliminaries; 1. Groups; 2. The Structure of Groups; 3. Rings; 4. Modules; 5. Fields and Galois Theory; 6. The Structure of Fields; 7. Linear Algebra; 8. Commutative Rings and Modules; 9. The Structure of Rings; 10. Categories; List of Symbols; Bibliography; Index