Introduction to the Theory of Abstract Algebras (Dover Books on Mathematics) (Paperback)

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Introduction to the Theory of Abstract Algebras (Dover Books on Mathematics) (Paperback)

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Intended for beginning graduate-level courses, this text introduces various aspects of the theory of abstract algebra. The book is also suitable as independent reading for interested students at that level as well as a primary source for a one-semester course that an instructor may supplement to expand to a full year. Author Richard S. Pierce, a Professor of Mathematics at Seattle's University of Washington, places considerable emphasis on applications of the theory and focuses particularly on lattice theory.
After a preliminary review of set theory, the treatment presents the basic definitions of the theory of abstract algebras. Each of the next four chapters focuses on a major theme of universal algebra: subdirect decompositions, direct decompositions, free algebras, and varieties of algebras. Problems and a Bibliography supplement the text.
Richard S. Pierce was Professor of Mathematics at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Product Details ISBN: 9780486789989
ISBN-10: 0486789985
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: January 14th, 2015
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Dover Books on Mathematics