A First Course in Abstract Algebra: Rings, Groups and Fields, Second Edition by Marlow Anderson and Todd Feil
English | 2005 | ISBN: 1584885157 | ISBN-13: 9781584885153 | 696 pages | scan PDF | 22,6 MB
Most abstract algebra texts begin with groups, then proceed to rings and fields. While groups are the logically simplest of the structures, the motivation for studying groups can be somewhat lost on students approaching abstract algebra for the first time. To engage and motivate them, starting with something students know and abstracting from there is more natural-and ultimately more effective.