Essentials of Modern Algebra Edition 2

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January 2019
9781683922353
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    Mercury Learning & Information
  • Published
    9th January
  • ISBN 9781683922353
  • Language English
  • Pages 356 pp.
  • Size 7" x 9"
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November 2018
9781683922360
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    Mercury Learning & Information
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    29th November 2018
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  • Pages 356 pp.
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November 2018
9781683922810
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    Mercury Learning & Information
  • Published
    29th November 2018
  • ISBN 9781683922810
  • Language English
  • Pages 356 pp.
  • Size 7" x 9"
$149.95

This new edition is intended for the undergraduate one or two semester course in modern algebra, also called abstract algebra. It follows a logical path, using the axioms or rules to understand structures such as groups, rings, and fields, and giving the reader examples to help, but leaving many theorems and examples for them to try. The unique feature of the text is the list of “projects” at the end of each chapter that can be used in the classroom (with students solving them), alone, or in groups with the aid of an instructor. Because of their interactive nature, the projects are designed to reinforce previous concepts.

Features:

  • A logic-based presentation, with the structures of groups, rings, and fields presented in similar ways through objects, sub-objects, mappings between objects, and quotients of objects
  • Follows a fairly straight path without many of the side areas, such as modules, in order to introduce Galois Theory and solvability of polynomials
  • Provides numerous examples, exercises, and the inclusion of “projects” in each chapter
  • Adds more, varied examples to use when illustrating ideas such as order of elements, direct products, and subgroups
  • Includes new material on the history of mathematics with vignettes of mathematicians 
  • Provides instructor’s resources with solutions and PowerPoint slides for use as a textbook

Preliminaries
1. Groups
2. Subgroups and Homomorphisms
3. Quotient Groups
4. Rings
5. Quotient Rings
6. Domains
7. Polynomial Rings
8. Factorization of Polynomials
9. Extension Fields
10. Galois Theory
11. Solvability
Hints for Selected Exercises
Bibliography
Index

Cheryl Chute Miller

Cheryl Chute Miller holds a PhD in mathematics from Wesleyan University and is currently a professor of mathematics at SUNY Potsdam. She has over 20 years of teaching experience, has written numerous articles, and has received several awards and grants during her career.