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A Concrete Approach to Abstract Algebra: From the Integers to the Insolvability of the Quintic

Jeffrey Bergen

A Concrete Approach to Abstract Algebra: From the Integers to the Insolvability of the Quintic, Second Edition provides a primer and reference on abstract algebra for readers whose interests lie in mathematics and information and physical sciences. Adopting the unique 'rings first' approach, the work provides a gentle transition into abstract structures that will make abstract algebra more natural to interested readers.

In addition to introducing the major concepts of modern algebra, the book covers numerous applications which are intended to illustrate the concepts and convince the reader of the utility and relevance of algebra today. This Second Edition features 40% new or revised content, including complete and self-contained proofs of the fundamental theorems of algebra and the Insolvability of the Quintic, and new coverage of commutative rings and linear transformations.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • Publish Date: Aug 15th, 2018
  • Pages: 976
  • Language: English
  • Edition: - 0002
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9780128051481
  • Categories: Algebra - General

About the Author

Bergen, Jeffrey: - Jeffrey Bergen (DePaul, Chicago), received his B.S. in Mathematics from Brooklyn College in 1976. He received his M.S. in 1977 and Ph.D. in 1981 from the University of Chicago. His DePaul career began in 1981, where he continues to do research in the branch of abstract algebra known as noncommutative ring theory. His research has received external support from the English Speaking Union, the National Science Foundation, and the National Security Agency. He has given lectures in 7 countries and co-authored papers with 16 mathematicians around the world. In 2001, he received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and, in 2007, received their Cortelyou-Lowery Award for Excellence.