Advanced Modern Algebra : Third Edition, Parts 1 and 2, Hardback Book

Advanced Modern Algebra : Third Edition, Parts 1 and 2 Hardback

Part of the Graduate Studies in Mathematics series


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This new edition, now in two parts, has been significantly reorganized and many sections have been rewritten.

The first part, designed for a first year of graduate algebra, consists of two courses: Galois theory and Module theory.

Topics covered in the first course are classical formulas for solutions of cubic and quartic equations, classical number theory, commutative algebra, groups, and Galois theory.

Topics in the second course are Zorn's lemma, canonical forms, inner product spaces, categories and limits, tensor products, projective, injective, and flat modules, multilinear algebra, affine varieties, and Grobner bases. The second part presents many topics mentioned in the first part in greater depth and in more detail.

The five chapters of the book are devoted to group theory, representation theory, homological algebra, categories, and commutative algebra, respectively.

The book can be used as a text for a second abstract algebra graduate course, as a source of additional material to a first abstract algebra graduate course, or for self-study.