The seventh edition of Contemporary Abstract Algebra, by Joseph A. Gallian, Provides a solid introduction to the traditional topics in abstract algebra while conveying that it is a contemporary subject used daily by working mathematicians, computer scientist, and chemists. The text includes numerous theoretical and computational exercises, figures, and tables to teach you how to work out problems, as well as to write proofs. Additionally, the author provides biographies, poems, song Lyrics, historical notes, and much more to make reading the text an interesting, accessible and enjoyable experience. Contemporary Abstract Algebra will keep you engaged and gives you a great introduction to an important subject.
Joseph Gallian earned his PhD from Notre Dame. In addition to receiving numerous awards for his teaching and exposition, he served, first, as the Second Vice President, and, then, as the President of the MAA. He has served on 40 national committees, chairing ten of them. He has published over 100 articles and authored six books. Numerous articles about his work have appeared in the national news outlets, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and Newsweek, among many others.