Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics

Undergraduate Algebra

Authors: Lang, Serge

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About this Textbook

Undergraduate Algebra is a text for the standard undergraduate algebra course. It concentrates on the basic structures and results of algebra, discussing groups, rings, modules, fields, polynomials, finite fields, Galois Theory, and other topics. The author has also included a chapter on groups of matrices which is unique in a book at this level. Throughout the book, the author strikes a balance between abstraction and concrete results, which enhance each other. Illustrative examples accompany the general theory. Numerous exercises range from the computational to the theoretical, complementing results from the main text.

For the third edition, the author has included new material on product structure for matrices (e.g. the Iwasawa and polar decompositions), as well as a description of the conjugation representation of the diagonal group. He has also added material on polynomials, culminating in Noah Snyder’s proof of the Mason-Stothers polynomial abc theorem.

 

About the First Edition:

The exposition is down-to-earth and at the same time very smooth. The book can be covered easily in a one-year course and can be also used in a one-term course...the flavor of modern mathematics is sprinkled here and there.

- Hideyuki Matsumura, Zentralblatt

Reviews

From the reviews of the third edition:

"As is very typical for Professor Lang’s self demand and style of publishing, he has tried to both improve and up-date his already well-established text. … Numerous examples and exercises accompany this now already classic primer of modern algebra, which as usual, reflects the author’s great individuality just as much as his unrivalled didactic mastery and his care for profound mathematical education at any level. … The present textbook … will remain one of the great standard introductions to the subject for beginners." (Werner Kleinert, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1063, 2005)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Undergraduate Algebra
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-27475-1
DOI
10.1007/0-387-27475-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-22025-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-1959-5
Series ISSN
0172-6056
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XII, 389
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