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Essentials of Modern Algebra Second Edition Book CoverEssentials of Modern Algebra

Second Edition

Cheryl Chute Miller, PhD

 (SUNY Potsdam)

ISBN: 978-1-68392-235-3
Pub Date:  November 2018
Specs: 7 x 9   Hard Cover
Pages: 400
Price: $64.95


This new edition is intended for the undergraduate one or two semester course in modern algebra, also called abstract algebra. It follows that basic plan, using the axioms or rules to understand structures such as groups, rings, and fields, and giving the reader examples to help, but leaving many theorems and examples for them to try. The unique feature of the text is the list of "projects" at the end of each chapter that can be used in the classroom (with students solving them), alone, or in groups with the aid of an instructor. Because of their interactive nature, the projects are designed to understand concepts or to lead the student to new ideas they will encounter later.



Preliminaries. 1. Groups. 2. Special Groups. 3. Quotient Groups. 4. Rings. 5. Quotient Rings. 6. Domains. 7. Polynomial Rings. 8. Factorization of Polynomials. 9. Extension Fields. 10. Galois Theory. 11. Solv­ability. Bibliography. Index.


Cheryl Chute Miller holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from Wesleyan University and is currently a professor of mathematics at SUNY Potsdam. She has over 20 years of teaching experience, has written numerous articles, and has received several awards and grants during her career.