Elements of Modern Algebra / Edition 3by Jimmie Gilbert, Linda Gilbert
Pub. Date: 12/28/1991
The authors gradually introduce and develop concepts to help make the material more accessible. This text is intended for the introductory course in algebraic structures and covers groups before rings. This course often is used to bridge the gap from manipulative to theoretical mathematics and to help prepare secondary mathematics teachers for their careers. This text includes some optional sections to give instructors flexibility.
Table of Contents1. Fundamentals. 2. The Integers. 3. Groups. 4. More on Groups. 5. Rings, Integral Domains, and Fields. 6. More on Rings. 7. Real and Complex Numbers. 8. Polynomials. Appendix: The Basics of Logic. Bibliography. Answers to Selected Computational Exercises. Index.
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