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Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1974 - Mathematics - 502 pages
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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.

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Review: Algebra (Graduate Texts in Mathematics) (Graduate Texts in Mathematics #73)

User Review  - Han Zhicheng - Goodreads

The first-ever GTM text in my life. Hopefully this will kick a good start. This book is excellent for those beginner in algebra who would like to have a panorama of this field. Its settings are clear ... Read full review

Review: Algebra (Graduate Texts in Mathematics) (Graduate Texts in Mathematics #73)

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Great all-purpose graduate reference book. Highly recommended. Read full review


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About the author (1974)

Thomas W. Hungerford received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He has taught at the University of Washington and at Cleveland State University, and is now at St. Louis University. His research fields are algebra and mathematics education. He is the author of many notable books for undergraduate and graduate level courses. These include: ALGEBRA (Springer Verlag, Graduate Texts in Mathematics #73, 1974); ABSTRACT ALGEBRA: AN INTRODUCTION, Second Edition (Harcourt, 1997); MATHEMATICS WITH APPLICATIONS, Eighth Edition (Addison-Wesley, 2003; with M. Lial); and CONTEMPORARY PRECALCULUS: A GRAPHING APPROACH, Fourth Edition (Brooks/Cole, 2004).

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