A Book of Abstract Algebra: Second Edition
Accessible but rigorous, this outstanding text encompasses all of the topics covered by a typical course in elementary abstract algebra. Its easy-to-read treatment offers an intuitive approach, featuring informal discussions followed by thematically arranged exercises. Intended for undergraduate courses in abstract algebra, it is suitable for junior- and senior-level math majors and future math teachers. This second edition features additional exercises to improve student familiarity with applications.
An introductory chapter traces concepts of abstract algebra from their historical roots. Succeeding chapters avoid the conventional format of definition-theorem-proof-
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ztutz - LibraryThing
Great entry-level book for self-learners. Lots of exercises, along with complete prose-based explanations of concepts. Mangling what I read in another review for my own purposes: reads like a novel rather than an equation-based adventure game. Read full review