Considered a classic by many, A First Course in Abstract Algebra is an in-depth introduction to abstract algebra. Focused on groups, rings and fields, this text gives students a firm foundation for more specialized work by emphasizing an understanding of the nature of algebraic structures.
- This classical approach to abstract algebra focuses on applications.
- The text is geared toward high-level courses at schools with strong mathematics programs.
- Accessible pedagogy includes historical notes written by Victor Katz, an authority on the history of math.
- By opening with a study of group theory, this text provides students with an easy transition to axiomatic mathematics.