- Series: Dover Books on Mathematics
- Paperback: 512 pages
- Publisher: Dover Publications (July 21, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0486653773
- ISBN-13: 978-0486653778
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 1 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,768,136 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Group Theory (Dover Books on Mathematics) Paperback – June 23, 2010
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I recently bought 'Advanced Calculus' to replace one that I lost which was superior to this recently purchased Advanced Calculus book. The first chapter of this book was about 'sets'. I returned because if I wanted to read about sets I would have bought one about sets.
Now about the 'Group Theory' book. A much BIGGER disappointment. Since Group Theory is based on sets it would have been very appropriate for this book to cover Sets first. No, instead it starts immediately with set concepts on the very first page as if this was a continuation of a lecture on Advance Group Theory from the day before. I'm still looking for a Group Theory book that starts at the beginning. Don't buy this book unless you were 'present in the lecture the day before'
As a physicist, I first learned group theory from Tinkham's excellent "Group Theory and Quantum Mechanics," also a Dover, which is geared on all cylinders toward physical applications. There are times however, I want nothing but mathematics in all its stirling beauty. Definitions -> logic -> theorems. No namby-pamby stuff.
I had such a great time reading this book. If you have a soft spot for the prestineness of mathematics, I suspect you will enjoy this book as much as I did.
A great deal of investigation exercises complete this reference work. To my opinion, this book should be recommended to anyone who wants to begin studies on group theory.
I give this book two stars because it's a cheap Dover edition, and as such doesn't hurt the pocket book much. But trust me, there is no want of better books on the subject. Try the classics on Group Theory by Hall, Kurosh or Zassenhaus before you try this one.