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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I feel like the book was good for a few concepts, but for the most part I had to rely on the internet. Jovany Agathe rated it did not like it Nov 28, Working through the first joseh parts of the book has opened my mind to the real possibilities of Mathematics.

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If you don’t like this aogebra, then fuck you. Moreover, group theory has many applications in cryptography, robotics and computer vision, just as another example of concrete application of abstract algebra concepts.

In fact, if this is not your textbook for Abstract Algebra, it should definitely be a companion to your text. An acquired taste, just like black coffee with no sugar.

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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 even the keenest readerand presenting a tightly organized and generally reader-friendly progression of concepts and techniques.

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Contemporary Abstract Algebra

Rizwan rated it it was amazing Jul 20, The first problem is, I don’t believe in the purely abstract approach to teaching a first course in algebra which this book uses. Lists with This Book. Aug 22, Narendra rated vontemporary really liked it.

Numerous easy exercises, which is fine, although it might be nice if there were abstrach challenging ones too.

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. Gallian for the armchair mathematician.

I Working through the first two parts of the book has opened my mind to the real possibilities of Mathematics. No one should buy this book or require it for a course at galkian an exorbitant contemporarry. In more general term, local symmetries play a fundamental role in physics as they form the basis for gauge algevra a gauge theory is essentially a type of field theory “in which the Lagrangian is invariant under some Lie groups of local transformations”.

Competent explanations of the basics of groups, rings, and fields. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Supposedly this is not a children’s book, but it is full of pictures and blurbs about random dead people.

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James Nance rated joseoh liked it Oct 09, Overall, this is a 4-star book. Apr 16, Jerzy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sep 06, WarpDrive rated it really liked it Shelves: I love that the author takes time to express useful applications of the materials being covered.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. In fact, structure and symmetry are a fundamental aspect of physical reality. Going through the class and actually reading the book, it is actually a really useful guide. Jamie Banks rated it it was amazing May 16, Nobody explains abstract algebra better then Joseph Gallian.


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. In fact, structure and symmetry are a fundamental aspect of physical reali 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 very limited applicability to the contemporaey world.

In the biological sciences, I was told my personal knowledge of the biological sciences is pretty rudimentary that symmetry and symmetry breaking play a prominent role in developmental biology, from bilaterians to radially symmetric organisms see for example https: There were a few places in the book that took some time to get through and were confusing, however; with some additional aid online made it through to algerba.

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This book doesn’t give you any real idea what the heck algebra is good for and doesn’t provide any real connections to anything else. Open Preview See a Problem? Be the first to ask a question about Contemporary Contemporaryy Algebra. Dec 08, Ankush Sharma rated it really liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.