From the Back Cover
Algebra, Second Edition, by Michael Artin, discusses concrete topics of algebra in greater detail than most textbooks, preparing readers for the more abstract concepts. This book covers all of the topics that are important to the average mathematician, and are covered in the typical course. Linear algebra is tightly integrated throughout.
KEY TOPICS: Matrices, Groups, Vector Spaces, Linear Operators, Applications of Linear Operators, Symmetry, More Group Theory, Bilinear Forms, Linear Groups, Group Representations, Rings, Factoring, Quadratic Number Fields, Linear Algebra in a Ring, Fields, Galois Theory
MARKET: For all readers interested in algebra.
About the Author
Professor Artin is an algebraic geometer, concentrating on non-commutative algebra. He has received many awards throughout his distinguished career, including the Undergraduate Teaching Prize and the Educational and Graduate Advising Award. He received the Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the AMS. In 2005 he was honored with the Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Centennial Medal, for being "an architect of the modern approach to algebraic geometry." Professor Artin is a Member of the National Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Fellow of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics. He is a Foreign Member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences, and Honorary Member of the Moscow Mathematical Society.