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Joseph Gallian is a well-known active researcher and award-winning teacher. His Contemporary Abstract Algebra, 6/e, includes challenging topics in abstract. CONTEMPORARY ABSTRACT ALGEBRA, NINTH EDITION provides a solid introduction to the traditional topics in abstract algebra while. And according to this criterion, Contemporary Abstract Algebra by Joseph Gallian is a well-written book. After introducing a new concept or.

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Feb 11, Kolya Matteo rated it it was amazing Shelves: It might well be argued that science is nothing but the discovery of symmetries, patterns and structures that define reality at its most fundamental level. It seems students are simply not expected to see algebra put to any use until grad school, if at all.

Groups and rings are extremely powerful concepts, but to read this book you would think they are just a game where you write down some axioms and see what random statements you can prove. Gauri Singh rated it really liked dontemporary Nov 20, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Contemporary Abstract Algebraplease sign up.

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Numerous easy exercises, which is fine, although it might be nice if there were more challenging ones too. It doesn’t do your laundry or cook you breakfast. Abstract algebra is therefore extremely important and algrbra in many fields, and not just in pure mathematics: I must also point out, algeba, that this book contains one of the best treatments of factor groups, the Lagrange theorem, the Sylow theorems and the fundamental theorem of finite abelian groups that I have come across so far.

Ahmad rated it really liked it Jan 14, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Going beyond the realm of fundamental physics, molecular symmetry is a fundamental concept in chemistry, as it can predict or explain many of a molecule’s chemical properties such as its dipole moment. Really was fun to work though this one. Hardly contemporary galkian you ask me! This book is the reason I became a mathematician. Before I delve into an analysis of this excellent textbook, let me highlight first that abstract algebra, contrary to much uniformed opinion, is not a specialistic, esoteric field in pure mathematics characterized by contemporaary limited applicability to the physical world.


Jamie Banks rated it it was amazing May 16, The best intro to abstract algebra out there.

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Books by Joseph A. No one should buy this book or require it for a course galliaj such an exorbitant price. I also greatly appreciated the full list of notational conventions at the beginning of the book, and the list of suggested readings at the end of each chapter.

Lists with This Book. Be the first to ask a question about Contemporary Abstract Algebra. This book is OK as far as presenting abstract algebra in the usual gllian to undergrads.

In general, abstract algebra and group theory in particular provides a framework for constructing analogies or models from abstractions, and for the manipulation of those abstractions to design new systems, make predictions and posit new hypotheses.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Open Preview See a Problem? Dec 30, Will rated it it was ok. If you don’t like this book, then fuck you.

Contemporary Abstract Algebra

On the contrary, this subject is not just extremely beautiful, but a very important and even foundational discipline in many areas of mathematics and science. Return to Book Page. Not recommended for the serious reader. This book doesn’t give you any real idea what the heck algebra is good for and doesn’t This book is OK as far as presenting abstract algebra in the usual way to undergrads. This book is very accurate and nicely written, with very few typos all of them minora very good choice and variety of relevant exercises at different level of complexity the majority of them are actually pretty easywith minimal and only occasional hand-waving; it is also a book rich with examples a critical feature in a subject that sometimes can sorely test the abstract thinking capabilities of conremporary the keenest readerand presenting a tightly organized and generally reader-friendly abstrat of concepts abstracr techniques.


Nobody explains abstract algebra better then Joseph Gallian. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I have read many books on abstract algebra and my personal experience is this: To view it, click here. Jasashwi Mandal rated it it was amazing Oct joeeph, None of this is unique to this book. There is no excuse for this.

In fact, structure and symmetry are a fundamental aspect of physical tallian. Colin Grove rated it it was ok Aug 01, Herstein for the mathematics undergrad. There are two problems.

Mar 23, Ayush Bhat rated it it was amazing. Dec 08, Ankush Sharma rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 28, Nate Ellis rated it did not like it. Sep 06, WarpDrive rated it really liked it Shelves: Refresh and try again. Rizwan rated it it was amazing Jul 20,