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Author Lee, Gregory T., author

Title Abstract Algebra
Published Springer International Publishing
Cham Springer International Publishing Imprint: Springer, 2018

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Description 1 online resource (XI, 301 pages 7 illustrations)
Series Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series, 1615-2085
Springer undergraduate mathematics series. 1615-2085
Contents Part I Preliminaries -- 1 Relations and Functions -- 2 The Integers and Modular Arithmetic -- Part II Groups -- 3 Introduction to Groups -- 4 Factor Groups and Homomorphisms -- 5 Direct Products and the Classification of Finite Abelian Groups -- 6 Symmetric and Alternating Groups -- 7 The Sylow Theorems -- Part III Rings -- 8 Introduction to Rings -- 9 Ideals, Factor Rings and Homomorphisms -- 10 Special Types of Domains -- Part IV Fields and Polynomials -- 11 Irreducible Polynomials -- 12 Vector Spaces and Field Extensions -- Part V Applications -- 13 Public Key Cryptography -- 14 Straightedge and Compass Constructions -- A The Complex Numbers -- B Matrix Algebra -- Solutions -- Index
Summary This carefully written textbook offers a thorough introduction to abstract algebra, covering the fundamentals of groups, rings and fields. The first two chapters present preliminary topics such as properties of the integers and equivalence relations. The author then explores the first major algebraic structure, the group, progressing as far as the Sylow theorems and the classification of finite abelian groups. An introduction to ring theory follows, leading to a discussion of fields and polynomials that includes sections on splitting fields and the construction of finite fields. The final part contains applications to public key cryptography as well as classical straightedge and compass constructions. Explaining key topics at a gentle pace, this book is aimed at undergraduate students. It assumes no prior knowledge of the subject and contains over 500 exercises, half of which have detailed solutions provided
Subject Algebra.
Associative rings.
Field theory (Physics)
Group theory.
Mathematics.
Rings (Algebra)
Algebra.
Associative rings.
Field theory (Physics)
Group theory.
Mathematics.
Rings (Algebra)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3319776487
3319776495
9783319776484
9783319776491