Joseph Gallian is a well-known active researcher and award-winning teacher. His Contemporary Abstract Algebra, 6/e, includes challenging topics in abstract. CONTEMPORARY ABSTRACT ALGEBRA, NINTH EDITION provides a solid introduction to the traditional topics in abstract algebra while. And according to this criterion, Contemporary Abstract Algebra by Joseph Gallian is a well-written book. After introducing a new concept or.

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I have read many books on abstract algebra and my personal experience is this: There is no excuse for this. James Nance rated it liked it Oct 09, Rizwan rated it it was amazing Jul 20, Want to Read saving…. Moreover, group theory has many applications in cryptography, robotics and computer vision, just as another example of concrete application of abstract algebra concepts.

Jovany Agathe rated it did not like it Nov 28, Poincare’ invariance is the fundamental symmetry in particle physics: Open Preview See a Problem?

Herstein for the mathematics undergrad. This book is OK as far as presenting abstract algebra in the usual way to undergrads. Competent explanations of the basics of groups, rings, and fields.

Contemporary Abstract Algebra

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. In fact, structure and symmetry are a fundamental aspect of physical reali 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.


Hardly contemporary if you ask me!

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In summary, my general experience with this book has been algebda 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 algdbra manly focused on vector spacesas it is very remarkable how, by starting just with the basic definition of an extremely simple concept such as that of a group, whole worlds of progressively richer and more complex structures, patterns and relationships are progressively unveiled in a process of enthralling discovery.

Be the first to ask a question about Contemporary Abstract Algebra. The attempts to liven things up with silly quotes and bios give the book a condescending middle school type feel. Hardcoverpages.

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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. No trivia or quizzes yet. Books by Joseph Gaallian. There were a few places in the book that took some time to get through and were confusing, however; with some additional aid online made it through to rings. Nobody explains abstract algebra better then Joseph Gallian. In fact, if this is not your textbook for Abstract Algebra, it should definitely be a companion to your text.


Apr 29, Michael rated it did not like it Shelves: The best intro to abstract algebra out there. It seems students are simply not expected to see abstradt put to any use until grad school, if at all. 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.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This is an awesome book.

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Arul rated it did not like it Aug 19, An acquired taste, just like black coffee with no sugar. I Working through the first two parts of the book has opened my mind to the real possibilities of Mathematics. It might well be argued that science is nothing but the discovery of symmetries, patterns and structures that define reality at its most fundamental level.

It is simply disgusting. Going through the class and actually reading the book, it is actually a really useful guide.

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