Abstract algebra : a gentle introduction / Gary L. Mullen, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA, James A. Sellers, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA. - x, 203 pages ; 24 cm. - Textbooks in mathematics (Boca Raton, Fla.) .

"A Chapman & Hall book."

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Elementary number theory -- Groups -- Rings -- Fields -- Finite fields -- Vector spaces -- Polynomials -- Linear codes -- Mathematical induction -- Well-ordering principle -- Sets -- Functions -- Permutations -- Matrices -- Complex numbers -- Hints and partial solutions to selected exercises.

"Meant for a one-semester course, this textbook introduces topics and key areas of abstract algebra, with exercises. It covers elementary number theory, groups, rings, fields, finite fields, vector spaces, polynomials, and linear codes, with an appendix on mathematical induction, the well-ordering principle, sets, functions, permutations, matrices, and complex numbers."--Provided by publisher.

College of Education Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Mathematics

Text in English

9781482250060 (hardback : acidfree paper)

2016027853

Algebra, Abstract--Textbooks.

Algebra--Textbooks.

QA162 / .M8275 2017

512.02 M91 2017