By Fernando Q. Gouvêa

This consultant deals a concise evaluation of the speculation of teams, earrings, and fields on the graduate point, emphasizing these elements which are priceless in different components of arithmetic. It makes a speciality of the most principles and the way they grasp jointly. will probably be invaluable to either scholars and execs. as well as the normal fabric on teams, jewelry, modules, fields, and Galois conception, the publication contains discussions of different very important issues which are frequently passed over within the general graduate direction, together with linear teams, team representations, the constitution of Artinian jewelry, projective, injective and flat modules, Dedekind domain names, and vital basic algebras. the entire vital theorems are mentioned, with out proofs yet usually with a dialogue of the intuitive rules in the back of these proofs. these searching for the way to assessment and refresh their uncomplicated algebra will reap the benefits of analyzing this consultant, and it'll additionally function a prepared reference for mathematicians who utilize algebra of their paintings.

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