Basic Abstract Algebra
This book represents a complete course in abstract algebra, providing instructors with flexibility in the selection of topics to be taught in individual classes. All the topics presented are discussed in a direct and detailed manner. Throughout the text, complete proofs have been given for all theorems without glossing over significant details or leaving important theorems as exercises. The book contains many examples fully worked out and a variety of problems for practice and challenge. Solutions to the odd-numbered problems are provided at the end of the book. This new edition contains an introduction to lattices, a new chapter on tensor products and a discussion of the new (1993) approach to the celebrated Lasker-Noether theorem. In addition, there are over 100 new problems and examples, particularly aimed at relating abstract concepts to concrete situations.
- Electronic book text
- 06 Jun 2013
- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
- 2nd Revised edition
Table of contents
Preface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition; Glossary of symbols; Part I. Preliminaries: 1. Sets and mappings; 2. Integers, real numbers, and complex numbers; 3. Matrices and determinants; Part II. Groups: 4. Groups; 5. Normal subgroups; 6. Normal series; 7. Permutation groups; 8. Structure theorems of groups; Part III. Rings and Modules: 9. Rings; 10. Ideals and homomorphisms; 11. Unique factorization domains and euclidean domains; 12. Rings of fractions; 13. Integers; 14. Modules and vector spaces; Part IV. Field Theory: 15. Algebraic extensions of fields; 16. Normal and separable extensions; 17. Galois theory; 18. Applications of Galios theory to classical problems; Part V. Additional Topics: 19. Noetherian and Artinian modules and rings; 20. Smith normal form over a PID and rank; 21. Finitely generated modules over a PID; 22. Tensor products; Solutions to odd-numbered problems; Selected bibliography; Index.
"...a thorough and surprisingly clean-cut survey of the group/ring/field troika which manages to convey the idea of algebra as a unified enterprise." Ian Stewart, New Scientist