"This exposition is clear enough that an average graduate studen can read the text on his own and understand most of it."...
|Title||:||Algebra (Graduate Texts in Mathematics)|
|Number of Pages||:||509 Pages|
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Algebra (Graduate Texts in Mathematics) Reviews
This is the best introduction to Abstract Algebra at the graduate level out there. I say that only because its the one I learned algebra from, and everyone thinks highly of the books that they actually learned something from! Hungerford does do a good job of presenting the material in an understandable way. Many exercises are given throughout, of varying difficulty. The proofs in this book have enough detail to follow, but do have a somewhat annoying tendency to make multiple references to previous unnamed theorems, which causes a lot of page flipping. Some of this is unavoidable in a mathematics text, but I found that Hungerford goes overboard with it--where another author would gloss over with something like "it follows that," Hungerford gets in the habit of cryptically citing basic results from earlier on in a way that actually works against the developing of one's intuition for the mathematical objects he's dealing with.
Hungerford's Algebra is a beautifully written book which covers a wide range of material. Unlike Serge Lang's book on Algebra, which is more like a technical reference guide, Hungerford's book provides clear and intuitive arguments without sacrificing any rigor. The exercises range from easy to difficult and there are plenty of examples to illustrate comments. This book is infinitely superior to Serge Lang's book.
The first-ever GTM text in my life. Hopefully this will kick a good start. This book is excellent for those beginner in algebra who would like to have a panorama of this field. Its settings are clear thus good. As for reviewing this book, I will need to revisit the part of tensor products, the structure of rings (especially the division algebra) later. The introduction to ag (namely Hibert's Nullensatz) and algebraic Number theory( Dedekind's domain) contains certain very daunting proofs which I shall definitely need to recall.
Oops, my bad - I had a 1-star review of this for a while but I was actually thinking of a different book. The one I hated was actually Robinson's "A Course in the Theory of Groups," and that's probably only because I was under-prepared for it at the time. I haven't read this Hungerford text yet but I hear it's pretty good.
Great all-purpose graduate reference book. Highly recommended.
And attractively priced too ...
This is the book for abstract algebra. Great for a graduate student, and probably okay for undergrads too.