This volume offers a gentle introduction to proof in a concrete setting, the introduction of abstract concepts only after a careful study of important examples, and the gradual increase of the level of sophistication as one progresses through the book. It offers an extensive set of exercises that help to build proof writing skills. In addition, chapter introductions give motivation and historical context while tying the subject matter in with the broader picture.
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Consider these titles of related interest also available from Waveland Press: Hillman-Alexanderson, Abstract Algebra: A First Undergraduate Course, Fifth Edition (ISBN 157766082X) and Saracino, Abstract Algebra: A First Course (ISBN 0881336653).From the Back Cover:
"The book has a great selection of exercises. There are enough good ones to make it possible to use the book several semesters in a row without repeating too much. They come in a nice mix from easy computations to warm the students up to more difficult theoretical problems. A few have solutions, but most don't. I like this balance very much." -- Will Murray, California State University, Long Beach
"I like the gradual introduction to abstraction by starting with examples rather than abstract groups or rings. Many nice examples, as well as good theorems often omitted from undergraduate courses." -- William M. McGovern, University of Washington
"A well-written text with plenty of opportunity for students to get involved in the learning process." -- Francis T. Hannick, Minnesota State University, Mankato
"This book moves from concreteness to abstraction more skillfully than any text I have ever seen. A completely convincing and student-oriented presentation of the `why' of abstract algebra as well as the `how.'" -- Vic Camillo, University of Iowa
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Descripción Waveland Pr Inc, 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110881338664
Descripción Waveland Pr Inc, 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 2 Sub. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0881338664