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There are two problems. Jovany Agathe rated it did not like it Nov 28, Agstract a perfect book by any means, and possibly too basic in some areas, but a solid good textbook recommended to anybody interested in a treatment of this fascinating subject delivered, with a good pedagogical approach, at senior undergraduate level.

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Refresh and try again. This book doesn’t give you any real idea what the heck algebra is good for and doesn’t provide any real connections to anything else. Going beyond the realm of fundamental physics, molecular symmetry is a fundamental concept in chemistry, as it can predict or explain many of a molecule’s chemical a,gebra such as its dipole moment.

No one should buy this book or require it for a course at such an exorbitant price. I Working through the first two parts of the book has opened my mind to the real possibilities of Mathematics. Want to Read saving…. There is no excuse for this. This is an awesome book. Oct 31, Daniel rated it really liked it.

In summary, my general experience with this book has been quite a positive one; independently of the quality of this particular book, I must also say that studying abstract algebra has been for me a rewarding intellectual journey I did study some abstract algebra at university, but it was only at introductory level and manly focused on vector spacesas it is very remarkable how, by starting just with the basic definition asbtract an extremely simple concept such as that of a group, whole worlds of progressively xbstract and more complex structures, patterns and relationships are progressively unveiled in a process of enthralling discovery.


Gauri Singh rated it really liked it Nov 20, None of this is unique to this book. Jul 04, Leonkap rated it really liked it. This book changed my life! Groups and rings are extremely powerful concepts, but to read this book you would think they are just a game where you write down some axioms and see what random statements you can prove.

Aug 22, Narendra rated it really liked it. Numerous easy exercises, which is fine, although it might be nice if there were more challenging ones too.

Colin Grove rated it it was ok Aug 01, May 12, Anne rated it it was amazing Shelves: Before I delve into an analysis of this excellent textbook, let me highlight first that abstract algebra, contrary to much uniformed opinion, is not a specialistic, esoteric field in pure mathematics characterized by very limited applicability to the physical world. I also greatly appreciated the full list of notational conventions at the beginning of the book, and the list of suggested readings at the end of each chapter.

There is for example a natural connection between particle physics and representation theory of abstract algebra, linking the properties of elementary particles to the structure of Lie Groups and Lie Algebras in particular, the different quantum states of any given elementary particle corresponds to an irreducible representation of the Poincare’ group.


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Moreover, group theory has many applications in cryptography, robotics and computer vision, just as another example of concrete application of abstract algebra concepts.

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Contemporary Abstract Algebra

Lists with This Book. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I cannot wait to get back into it. Adding hours on a clock, for example, is like working in a cyclic group; many manufacturing processes might be shown to be isomorphic to products of permutations of a finite group; and group theory and abstract algebra applied to molecular systems biology support the design of new drugs.

My favorite textbook of all time! OK, now that justice has been rendered to this fascinating and beautiful subject, the time has finally come for me to review this informative University textbook, which represents a very good introductory treatment of the fundamental elements of abstract algebra group contemmporary, rings, fields at a level which is typically addressed at senior Mathematics undergraduate stage.