The writing is clear and flows very well, particularly due to good ordering of topics.
I feel overwhelmed and amazed each time I look for something, or just browse thru it, for fun, to compare, or just to challenge the book.
This is _THE_ book to pick for advanced undergraduates, especially for those who wish to learn on their own.
One year ago, I bought second hand this (second edition)work. I feel overwhelmed and amazed each time I look for something, or just browse thru it, for fun, to compare, or just to... Read morePublished 22 months ago by lim_bus
While I haven't read this book beyond the group theory chapters, it has proven invaluable for me already. Read morePublished on February 14, 2004 by Decio Luiz Gazzoni Filho
Well, I feel that I should add to the long list of affirmative reviews. Why, I don't know? If you want a book that will take you from the basics of Abstract algebra to the... Read morePublished on May 31, 2003 by Charlie Johnson
Bottom line, a book is good when it has all its answers and its is bad when it doesns't. So, we never get the benefit of the doubt and our money because we never get full answers... Read morePublished on December 20, 2001
I think most math books weren't made real well because of the fact that they always lack the full answer. Read morePublished on December 20, 2001
Sorry, in reference to the ring controversy below, the original reviewer is correct. The authors state (correctly) that a non-empty subset is a subring iff closed under... Read morePublished on May 19, 2001
There are many topics covered in this book, from the beginnings of set theory to the concepts of groups, rings, modules, and fields, and even a bit of representation theory as an... Read morePublished on January 31, 2001 by Kevin C.
Unlike some of the previous reviewers, I do not think it is the "best" book on the topic. The exposition of the subject can be quite wordy and the proofs are not always... Read morePublished on December 30, 2000 by "benmaster5"