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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Working through the first two parts of the book has opened my mind to the real possibilities of Mathematics. I have read many books on abstract algebra and my personal experience is this: Aug 15, Margaretha Dc rated it really liked it. Jovany Agathe rated it did not like it Nov 28, Going beyond the realm of fundamental physics, molecular symmetry is a fundamental concept in chemistry, as it can predict or explain many of a molecule’s chemical properties such as its dipole moment.

Want to Read saving…. James Nance rated it liked it Oct 09, 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. The best intro to abstract algebra out there. It seems students are simply not expected to see algebra put to any use until grad school, if at all.

I must also point out, though, that this book contains one of the best treatments of factor groups, the Lagrange theorem, the Sylow theorems and the fundamental theorem of finite abelian groups that I have come across so far.

Nobody explains abstract algebra better then Joseph Gallian. This book is so amazing Sep 06, WarpDrive rated it really liked it Shelves: Joseph Gallian is a well-known active researcher and award-winning teacher. Aug 22, Narendra rated it really liked it. Be the first to ask a question about Contemporary Abstract Algebra.

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Contemporary Abstract Algebra by Joseph A. Gallian

Because the book is in multiple parts, I will be taking some time to study a few other topics and the come back to this awesome book. In the biological sciences, I was told my personal knowledge of the biological sciences is pretty rudimentary that symmetry and symmetry galilan play a prominent role in developmental biology, from bilaterians to radially symmetric organisms see for example https: Groups and rings are extremely powerful concepts, but to read this book you would think they are just a game where you write galliann some axioms and josepb what random statements you can prove.

In fact, if this is not your textbook for Abstract Algebra, it should definitely be a companion to your text. Contemporary Abstract Algebra by Joseph A.

Apr 16, Jerzy rated it it was amazing Shelves: In general, abstract algebra and group theory in particular provides a framework for constructing analogies or models from abstractions, and for the manipulation of those algbra to design new systems, make predictions and posit new hypotheses.

I love that the author takes time to express useful applications of the materials being covered.

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Jasashwi Mandal rated it it was amazing Oct 02, None of this is unique to this book. Supposedly this is not a children’s book, but it is full of pictures and blurbs about random dead people.

Going through the class and actually reading the book, it is actually a really useful guide. In more general term, local symmetries play a fundamental role in algdbra as they form the basis for gauge theories a gauge theory is essentially contwmporary type of field theory “in which the Lagrangian is invariant under some Lie groups of local transformations”.

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Moreover, group theory has many applications in cryptography, robotics and computer vision, just as another example of concrete application of abstract algebra concepts. 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. It doesn’t do your laundry or cook you breakfast.


Colin Grove rated it it was ok Aug 01, It is also important to highlight that symmetry in general is fundamental in the physical world: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

This book doesn’t give you any real idea what the heck algebra is good for and doesn’t This book is OK as far as presenting abstract algebra in the usual way to undergrads. 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

No one should buy this book or require it for a course at such an exorbitant price. To see what your friends thought of this algebbra, please sign up. Gauri Singh rated it really liked it Nov 20, Open Preview See a Problem?

My favorite textbook of all time!

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