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A History of Abstract Algebra

Publication year: 2007

ISBN: 978-0-8176-4685-1

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This presentation provides an account of the intellectual lineage behind many of the basic concepts, results, and theories of abstract algebra.The development of abstract algebra was propelled by the need for new tools to address certain classical problems that appeared unsolvable by classical means. A major theme of the approach in this book is to show how abstract algebra has arisen in attempts to solve some of these classical problems, providing context from which the reader may gain a deeper appreciation of the mathematics involved.

Subject: Mathematics and Statistics, Abstract algebra, Group theory, History of Mathematics, Representation theory, Vector space, algebra, linear algebra, ring theory