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Abstract Algebra: Theory and Applications

Abstract Algebra: Theory and Applications

"Abstract Algebra: Theory and Applications is an open-source textbook written by Tom Judson that is designed to teach the principles and theory of abstract algebra to college juniors and seniors in a rigorous manner. Its strengths include a wide range of exercises, both computational and theoretical, plus many nontrivial applications. The first half of the book presents group theory, through the Sylow theorems, with enough material for a...

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Andrew Misseldine
Andrew Misseldine (Faculty)
3 years ago
I was very surprised that other users ranked this book so lowly. This has been one of my absolute favorite textbooks for teaching abstract algebra. In fact, I think Judson's book is a golden standard for what a high-quality, mathematical OER textbook should be. It has created using the very impressive PreTeXt. In addition to the different formats, this book includes SAGE exercises. It has enough material to fill the usual two-semester course in undergraduate abstract algebra.
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Time spent reviewing site: 2 years
John Shank
John Shank (Administrator)
5 years ago
The author has made available a newer edition with more material at http://abstract.ups.edu/aata/index.html.