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  S.O.S. Mathematics - Sites of Interest on the Web
Algebra Help - An Algebra resource that "explains a wide range of algebra topics in a simple manner".
Edwin H. Connell's Elements of Abstract and Linear Algebra is a foundational textbook on abstract algebra with emphasis on linear algebra.
The Algebrator solves algebra problems just like your teacher: You enter a problem, and the software program solves it step-by-step, while providing clear explanations.
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  Abstract algebra
Abstract algebra is the field of mathematics that studies algebraic structures, such as groups, rings, fields, modules, vector spaces, and algebras.
The term abstract algebra now refers to the study of all algebraic structures, as distinct from the elementary algebra ordinarily taught to children, which teaches the correct rules for manipulating formulas and algebraic expressions involving real and complex numbers, and unknowns.
Abstract algebra facilitates the study of properties and patterns that seemingly disparate mathematical concepts have in common.
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It is intended for undergraduate students taking an abstract algebra class at the junior/senior level, as well as for students taking their first graduate algebra course.
It is based on the books Abstract Algebra, by John A. Beachy and William D. Blair, and Abstract Algebra II, by John A. Beachy.
Abstract Algebra, Second Edition, by John A. Beachy and William D. Blair
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  Read This: Innovations in Teaching Abstract Algebra
Presenting the fundamentals of abstract algebra to a typical class of undergraduates is easy; making them understand the subject, however, is another matter.
While there is no magic formula for teaching abstract algebra, there are many tricks of the trade, and many innovations that have only been explored in the last decade or two.
Innovations in Teaching Abstract Algebra is a veritable treasure trove of valuable ideas and should prove a useful resource for both novice and experienced mathematics teachers.
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  Abstract algebra
Abstract algebra is the field of mathematics concerned with the study of algebraic structures such as groups, rings and fieldss.
The term "abstract algebra" is used to distinguish the field from "elementary algebra" or "high school algebra" which teaches the correct rules for manipulating formulas and algebraic expressions involving real and complex numbers.
Historically, algebraic structures usually arose first in some other field of mathematics, were specified axiomatically, and were then studied in their own right in abstract algebra.
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  Wikipedia: Abstract algebra
Abstract algebra is the field of mathematics concerned with the study of algebraic structures such as groups, rings and fields.
The term "abstract algebra" is used to distinguish the field from "elementary algebra" or "high school algebra" which teaches the correct rules for manipulating formulas and algebraic expressions involving real and complex numbers.
Historically, algebraic structures usually arose first in some other field of mathematics, were specified axiomatically, and were then studied in their own right in abstract algebra.
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 Algebra Help - Highlights in Algebra History
Algebra may divided into "classical algebra" (equation solving or "find the unknown number" problems) and "abstract algebra", also called "modern algebra" (the study of groups, rings, and fields).
This advance freed algebra from the consideration of particular equations and thus allowed a great increase in generality and opened the possibility for studying the relationship between the coefficients of an equation an the roots of the equation ("theory of equations").
Abstract algebra is a branch of mathematics in which researchers have been very active in the twentieth century.
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 Abstract Algebra
The key point, and the mantra of modern algebra, is that we should call an operation "addition" if it has similar properties to grade-school addition, even if the method of computing the "sum" of two objects differs radically.
Abstract Algebra deals with many structures other than groups.
Although at this point it may seem like the study of these new and strange objects is little more than an exercise in a mathematical fantasy world, the basic results and ideas of Abstract Algebra have permeated nearly every branch of mathematics.
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 Papers on Abstract Algebra
Students taking Abstract Algebra are required to write and present three papers on ‘the history of algebra’, ‘a famous algebraist’, and ‘what is abstract algebra?’ during the semester.
The first paper should include the origin of algebra, a brief history of algebra, and what algebra today is. Students choose a famous algebraist mentioned on their first paper, and write about his (her) work in algebra in detail on the second paper.
On the third paper, students write about what abstract algebra is, give an example of a group or a ring other than examples or exercises from the textbook, and prove that the set is a group (or a ring).
www.framingham.edu /faculty/smabrouk/Maa/Joint_Meetings_2004/Abstracts/Lee.htm   (191 words)

 Abstract Algebra
You have probably already been introduced to one abstract algebraic structure: the vector space.
We will also discuss why these structures are useful and interesting to mathematicians in areas outside of algebra and to scientists in other fields.
You will also have the opportunity to explore a topic related to abstract algebra on your own in a short project.
www.mtholyoke.edu /courses/jsidman/AbstractAlgebra.htm   (242 words)

 MATH 155 - 401 Abstract Algebra
The Abstract Algebra course (Math 155) is of monumental relevance to future teachers; Math 155 is an introduction to a part of mathematics that grew out of classical algebra (the study of polynomial equations) in the nineteenth century.
Mathematicians of the twentieth century used the power of abstract algebra, to solve old problems of classical algebra and geometry, using new abstract techniques.
Abstract algebra has evolved into a very rich field of mathematics research and applications; for example, some topics of abstract algebra are now applied in computer security.
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 Abstract Algebra Self Taught
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Everyone else in my class is confused about the abstract algebra self taught and the teacher just isn't explaining it like she should.
I need help with abstract algebra self taught and the math labs are no help at all and my friends are no help.
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This edition of Abstract Algebra retains the strengths of the first edition: the gentle introduction to proof in a concrete setting, the introduction of abstract concepts only after a careful study of important examples, and the gradual increase of the level of sophistication as the student progresses through the book.
Historically the subject of abstract algebra arose from concrete problems, and it is our feeling that by beginning with such concrete problems we will be able to generate the student's interest in the subject and at the same time build on the foundation with which the student feels comfortable.
One problem with most treatments of abstract algebra, whether they begin with group theory or ring theory, is that the students simultaneously encounter for the first time both abstract mathematics and the requirement that they produce proofs of their own devising.
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 Abstract Algebra   (Site not responding. Last check: )
However, the abstract algebra course of today is substantially a product of efforts that took place in the 20th century to organize together algebra topics that should be "most basic" to a standard education in higher mathematics.
A major objective is to introduce students to the language and precision of modern abstract algebra.
Applications of abstract algebra are increasingly important in certain areas, for example in communication theory, electrical engineering, computer science, and cryptography.
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 Powell's Books - Mathematics-Abstract Algebra
Algebra fulfills a definite need to provide a self-contained, one volume, graduate level algebra text that is readable by the average graduate student and flexible enough to accomodate a wide variety of instructors and course contents.
This book is a concise, self-contained introduction to abstract algebra that stresses its unifying role in geometry and number theory.
Combinatorial commutative algebra is an active area of research with thriving connections to other fields of pure and applied mathematics.
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 Abstract Algebra   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Abstract algebra is the study of operations, their properties, and the structures that support them.
The first algebraic structure we will study is the group: the simplest setting in which a unique solution to an equation is guaranteed.
The roots of abstract algebra are found in the late 18th to 19th century, with particular (concrete) investigations into geometry, number theory, and polynomial equations.
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 Abstract algebra - Gurupedia
Abstract algebra is the field of mathematics concerned with the study of algebraic structures such as groups,
The term "abstract algebra" is used to distinguish the field from "
Joseph Mileti: Mathematics Museum: Abstract Algebra, A good introduction to the subject in real-life terms.
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 Algebra: Abstract And Concrete | FreeTechBooks.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This text provides a thorough introduction to "modern" or "abstract" algebra at a level suitable for upper-level undergraduates and beginning graduate students.
Assuming as prerequisite a standard graduate algebra course, this text attempts to reach an advanced level quickly and efficiently.
Provides a readable account in modern notation of Grassmann's major algebraic contributions to mathematics and science, by avoiding all mathematical terminology which does not make an essential contribution to understanding the basic concepts.
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 Amazon.ca: Abstract Algebra, 3rd Edition: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I had this text for an intermediate course (after the 1st one) on abstract algebra including groups, rings, fields and homomorphisms, quotient structures, etc right up to where Galois Theory would start, and it was good for that.
Abstract algebra (AKA "algebraic structures", "modern algebra", or simply "algebra") can be a difficult topic depending on its presentation.
The tone taken in the work caters to the student who has not had a course in abstract theory and proofs (ie- courses in analysis or topology ; a number theory course, in my experience, is not rigorous enough for the average student supply the necessary background).
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0471368792   (959 words)

 MATHnetBASE: Mathematics Online
The mathematical concepts of abstract algebra may indeed be considered abstract, but its utility is quite concrete and continues to grow in importance.
Unfortunately, the practical application of abstract algebra typically involves extensive and cumbersome calculations-often frustrating even the most dedicated attempts to appreciate and employ its intricacies.
Applications of Abstract Algebra with Maple packs a double punch for those interested in beginning-or advancing-careers related to the applications of abstract algebra.
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 MC382 Abstract Algebra
Written presentation of algebraic arguments in a coherent and logical form.
Define an algebraic extension and prove that finite extensions are algebraic.
Define algebraically closed field and algberaic closure of a field.
www.mcs.le.ac.uk /Modules/Year3/MC382.html   (938 words)

 Concrete Abstract Algebra - Cambridge University Press
Concrete Abstract Algebra develops the theory of abstract algebra from numbers to Gröbner bases, whilst taking in all the usual material of a traditional introductory course.
Lauritzen’s approach to teaching abstract algebra is based on an extensive use of examples, applications and exercises.
This book is built on several years of experience teaching introductory abstract algebra at Aarhus, where the emphasis on concrete and inspiring examples has improved student performance significantly.
www.cambridge.org /uk/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521534100   (331 words)

 Abstract Algebra Retreat S99
Boolean algebras are formed by a group of elements that have certain properties and operations that are well-defined and closed over the algebra.
The boolean algebras that have various variables in them with values that are 0 or 1 were the focus of my research.
Before we left the retreat, everyone knew that Abstract Algebra is at the heart of many applications in our everyday life and is the foundation for many different fields within mathematics.
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 A Primer of Abstract Algebra - Cambridge University Press
The intended audience is both students taking a first course in abstract algebra who feel the need to strengthen their background, and those from a more applied background who need some experience in dealing with abstract ideas.
Learning any area of abstract mathematics requires not only ability to write formally but also to think intuitively about what is going on and to describe that process clearly and cogently in ordinary English.
A number of expository innovations are included, for example, an informal development of set theory which teaches students all the basic results for algebra in one chapter.
www.cambridge.org /uk/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0883857081   (220 words)

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