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We believe that our responses to his suggestions and corrections have measurably improved the book. Contents Chapter 1 Integers.

After covering Chapter 5, it is possible to go directly to Chapter 9, which has more ring theory and some applications to number theory. The first two chapters on the integers and functions contain full details, in addition to comments on techniques of proof. Separating the two hurdles of devising proofs and grasping abstract mathematics makes abstract algebra more accessible.

Chapter introductions, together with notes at the ends of certain chapters, provide motivation and historical context, while relating the subject matter to the broader mathematical picture. Chapter 9 Unique Factorization. Chapter 5 also depends on Chapter 3, since we make use of facts about groups beacgy the development of ring theory, particularly in Section 5.

FEATURES Progresses students from writing proofs in the familiar setting of the integers to dealing with abstract concepts once they have gained some confidence. Request Faculty Examination Copy.

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Waveland PressJan 5, – Mathematics – pages. Chapter 5 Commutative Rings. Abstract Algebra John A. The authors introduce chapters by indicating why the material is important and, at the same time, relating the new material to things from the students background and linking the subject matter of the chapter to the broader picture. Selected pages Title Page.


Chapter 7 Structure of Groups. In this edition we have added about exercises, we have added 1 to all rings, and we have done our best to weed out various errors and misprints. Beachy and Blairs clear narrative presentation responds to the needs of inexperienced students who stumble over proof writing, who understand definitions and theorems but cannot do the problems, and who want more examples that tie into their previous experience. Offers an extensive set of exercises that provides ample opportunity for students to develop their ability to write proofs.

Introduction to Abstract Algebra by D. We give a rigorous treatment of the fundamentals of abstract algebra with numerous examples to illustrate the concepts.

After using the book, on more than one occasion he sent us a large number of detailed suggestions on how to improve the presentation.

For example, cyclic groups are introduced in Chapter 1 in the context of number theory, and permutations are studied in Chapter 2, before abstract groups are introduced in Chapter 3.

They come in a nice mix from easy computations to warm the students up to more difficult theoretical problems. Many of these were in response to questions from his students, so we owe an enormous debt of lbair to abstractt students, as well as to Professor Bergman. They are a great mix of straightforward practice, some applications, and a healthy amount of theory that occasionally dives extra deep.


Third Edition John A. There are enough good ones to make it possible to use the book several semesters in a row without repeating too much. The ring of integers and rings of polynomials are covered before abstract rings are introduced in Chapter 5.

Abstract Algebra by John A. Beachy, William D. Blair

It reads as an upper-level undergraduate text should. Instructors will find the latest edition pitched at a suitable level of difficulty and will appreciate its gradual increase in the level of sophistication as the student progresses through the book.

Rather than spending a lot of time on axiomatics and serious theorem proving, the author wanted to spend more time with examples, simple applications and with making scenic detours.

It contains solutions to all exercises. Includes such optional topics as finite fields, the Sylow theorems, finite abelian groups, the simplicity of PSL 2 FEuclidean domains, unique factorization domains, cyclotomic polynomials, arithmetic functions, Moebius inversion, quadratic reciprocity, primitive roots, and diophantine equations.

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We view these chapters as studying cyclic groups and permutation groups, respectively. We would like to point out to both students and instructors that there is some supplementary material available on the book’s website. Recognizes the developing maturity of students by raising the writing level as the book progresses.