Algebra (AMS Chelsea Publishing) by Saunders Mac Lane, Garret Birkhoff

By Saunders Mac Lane, Garret Birkhoff

This publication provides glossy algebra from first ideas and is on the market to undergraduates or graduates. It combines regular fabrics and helpful algebraic manipulations with normal techniques that make clear that means and value.
This conceptual method of algebra begins with an outline of algebraic buildings by way of axioms selected to fit the examples, for example, axioms for teams, jewelry, fields, lattices, and vector areas. This axiomatic approach--emphasized by way of Hilbert and constructed in Germany via Noether, Artin, Van der Waerden, et al., within the 1920s--was popularized for the graduate point within the Forties and Fifties to some extent via the authors' booklet of A Survey of recent Algebra. the current e-book offers the advancements from that point to the 1st printing of this publication. This 3rd version contains corrections made through the authors.

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