Contemporary Abstract AlgebraContemporary Abstract Algebra 7/e provides a solid introduction to the traditional topics in abstract algebra while conveying to students that it is a contemporary subject used daily by working mathematicians, computer scientists, physicists, and chemists. The text includes numerous figures, tables, photographs, charts, biographies, computer exercises, and suggested readings giving the subject a current feel which makes the content interesting and relevant for students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version. 
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User Review  danrk  LibraryThingThis may be the best mathematics text I have ever learned from. The exploration of topics is very succinct and easily understood (still takes some serious thought to understand). It leads with ... Read full review
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Contents
Integers and Equivalence Relations  1 
Groups  27 
Rings  235 
Fields  343 
Special Topics  401 
Selected Answers  1 
Text Credits  40 
Photo Credits  42 
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2010 Cengage Learning Abelian group addition algebraic automorphism check digit code word coefficients commutative ring complex numbers Copyright 2010 Cengage Corollary coset cyclic group decoding defined denote dihedral group divides divisor elements of G elements of order error EXAMPLE exercise is referred factor group field F Figure Find finite Abelian group finite group frieze groups Galois group G group of order group theory identity integral domain internal direct product inverse irreducible over Q irreducible polynomials isomorphic Ker f Lagrange’s Theorem Let F Let G Let H linear code mapping mathematicians mathematics matrix modulo multiplication nonAbelian nonzero elements normal subgroup number of elements permutations plane positive integer proof real numbers relatively prime Rights Reserved ring homomorphism rotation Run the program Show simple group solvable splitting field subfield subgroup of G subgroup of order subring Sylow psubgroup symmetry group vector space