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Encyclopaedia of Mathematical Sciences

Basic Notions of Algebra

Authors: Shafarevich, Igor R.

Editors: Kostrikin, Aleksej I., Shafarevich, Igor R. (Eds.)

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From the reviews:


"This is one of the few mathematical books, the reviewer has read from cover to cover ... The main merit is that nearly on every page you will find some unexpected insights..."
Zentralblatt für Mathematik und Ihre Grenzgebiete, 1991

"...which I read like a novel and undoubtedly will become a classic. ... A merit of the book under review is that it contains several important articles from journals which are not all so easily accessible. ... Furthermore, at the end of the book, there are some Notes by the author which are indispensible for the necessary historical background information. ... This valuable book should be on the shelf of every algebraist and algebraic geometer."
Nieuw Archief voor Wiskunde, 1992

"... There are few proofs in full, but there is an exhilarating combination of sureness of foot and lightness of touch in the exposition ... which transports the reader effortlessly across the whole spectrum of algebra.... The challenge to Ezekiel, "Can these bones live?" is, all too often, the reaction of students when introduced to the bare bones of the concepts and constructs of modern algebra. Shafarevich's book - which reads as comfortably as an extended essay - breathes life into the skeleton and will be of interest to many classes of readers..."
The Mathematical Gazette, 1991

"... According to the preface, the book is addressed to "students of mathematics in the first years of an undergraduate course, or theoretical physicists or mathematicians from outside algebra wanting to get an impression of the spirit of algebra and its place in mathematics." I think that this promise is fully justified. The beginner, the experts and also the interested scientist who had contact with algebraic notions - all will read this exceptional book with great pleasure and benefit."
Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 1991

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This is one of the few mathematical books, the reviewer has read from cover to cover ... The main merit is that nearly on every page you will find some unexpected insights..." (Zentralblatt für Mathematik und Ihre Grenzgebiete, 1991)

"...which I read like a novel and undoubtedly will become a classic. ... A merit of the book under review is that it contains several important articles from journals which are not all so easily accessible. ... Furthermore, at the end of the book, there are some Notes by the author which are indispensible for the necessary historical background information. ... This valuable book should be on the shelf of every algebraist and algebraic geometer." (Nieuw Archief voor Wiskunde, 1992)

"... There are few proofs in full, but there is an exhilarating combination of sureness of foot and lightness of touch in the exposition ... which transports the reader effortlessly across the whole spectrum of algebra.... The challenge to Ezekiel, "Can these bones live?" is, all too often, the reaction of students when introduced to the bare bones of the concepts and constructs of modern algebra. Shafarevich's book - which reads as comfortably as an extended essay - breathes life into the skeleton and will be of interest to many classes of readers..." (The Mathematical Gazette, 1991)

"... According to the preface, the book is addressed to "students of mathematics in the first years of an undergraduate course, or theoretical physicists or mathematicians from outside algebra wanting to get an impression of the spirit of algebra and its place in mathematics." I think that this promise is fully justified. The beginner, the experts and also the interested scientist who had contact with algebraic notions - all will read this exceptional book with great pleasure and benefit." (Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 1991)

"This is a truly wonderful book, one that anyone teaching algebra should read and which should be pointed out to talented students, particularly those who want to know a little more about what and why abstract algebra is. This book is volume 1 in the Algebra section of the Springer Encyclopedia of Mathematical Sciences … . The examples are particularly well chosen, simple enough to understand… . one that will enrich your understanding of algebra and deepen your knowledge of mathematics as a whole." (Fernando Q. Gouvêa, MathDL, March, 2007)


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Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-42516-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Basic Notions of Algebra
Authors
Editors
  • Aleksej I. Kostrikin
  • Igor R. Shafarevich
Translated by
Reid, M.
Series Title
Encyclopaedia of Mathematical Sciences
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-26474-3
DOI
10.1007/b137643
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-25177-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42516-5
Series ISSN
0938-0396
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IV, 260
Additional Information
1st printing of this edition published as "Algebra I" by Kostrikin,A., Shafarevich, I.R.(Eds.), Springer 1990.. Russian edition published by VINITI, Moscow 1986
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