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Accessible but rigorous, this outstanding text encompasses all of the topics covered by a typical course in elementary abstract algebra. Its easy-to-read treatment offers an intuitive approach, featuring informal discussions followed by thematically arranged exercises. This second edition features additional exercises to improve student familiarity with applications. 1990 edition.

Suitable for upper-level undergraduates, this accessible approach to set theory poses rigorous but simple arguments. Each definition is accompanied by commentary that motivates and explains new concepts. Starting with a repetition of the familiar arguments of elementary set theory, the level of abstract thinking gradually rises for a progressive increase in complexity. A historical introduction presents a brief account of the growth of set theory, with... more...

This text is aimed at the abstract or modern algebra course taken by junior and senior math majors and many secondary math education majors. A mid-level approach, this text features clear prose, an intuitive approach, and exercises organized around specific concepts. New to this edition are additional applications exercises to improve student learning.