By Saunders Mac Lane, Garret Birkhoff

ISBN-10: 0821816462

ISBN-13: 9780821816462

This publication provides glossy algebra from first ideas and is on the market to undergraduates or graduates. It combines general fabrics and beneficial algebraic manipulations with basic ideas that make clear that means and value.
This conceptual method of algebra starts off with an outline of algebraic constructions through axioms selected to fit the examples, for example, axioms for teams, earrings, fields, lattices, and vector areas. This axiomatic approach--emphasized by means of Hilbert and constructed in Germany by way of Noether, Artin, Van der Waerden, et al., within the 1920s--was popularized for the graduate point within the Nineteen Forties and Fifties to some extent via the authors' e-book of A Survey of contemporary Algebra. the current e-book offers the advancements from that point to the 1st printing of this e-book. This 3rd version comprises corrections made by way of the authors.

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