True/False Questions for Gallian’s Contemporary Abstract Algebra (If you have trouble opening the True/False applet click here). And according to this criterion, Contemporary Abstract Algebra by Joseph Gallian is a well-written book. After introducing a new concept or. Joseph Gallian is a well-known active researcher and award-winning teacher. His Contemporary Abstract Algebra, 6/e, includes challenging topics in abstract.

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In fact, structure and symmetry are a fundamental aspect of physical reali Before I delve into an analysis of this excellent textbook, let me highlight first that galliann algebra, contrary to much uniformed opinion, is not a specialistic, esoteric field in pure mathematics characterized by very limited applicability to the physical world.

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In general, abstraft algebra and group theory in particular provides a framework for constructing analogies or models from abstractions, and for the manipulation of those abstractions to design new systems, make predictions and posit new hypotheses. Working through the first two parts of the book has opened my mind to the real possibilities of Mathematics. This book changed my life!

Abstract algebra is therefore extremely important and foundational in many fields, and not just in pure mathematics: This book is the reason I became a mathematician. There is for example a abstrat connection between particle physics and representation theory of abstract algebra, linking the properties of elementary particles to the structure of Lie Groups and Lie Algebras in particular, the different quantum states of any given elementary particle corresponds to an irreducible representation of the Poincare’ group.

OK, now that justice has been rendered to this fascinating and beautiful subject, the time has finally come for me to review this informative University textbook, which represents a very good introductory treatment of the fundamental elements of abstract algebra group theory, rings, fields at a level which is typically addressed at senior Mathematics undergraduate stage.

Jasashwi Mandal rated it it was amazing Oct 02, Adding hours on a clock, for example, is like working in a cyclic group; many manufacturing processes might be shown to be isomorphic to products of permutations of a finite group; and group theory and abstract algebra applied to molecular systems biology support the design of new drugs.


If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. There were a few places in the book that took some time to get through and were confusing, however; with some additional aid online made it through to rings. Lists with This Book. 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.

The first problem is, I don’t believe in the purely abstract approach to teaching a first course in algebra which this book uses. Oct 31, Daniel rated it really liked it.

Joseph Gallian is a well-known active researcher and award-winning teacher. It doesn’t do your laundry or cook you breakfast.

Contemporary Abstract Algebra by Joseph A. Gallian

None of this is unique to cotnemporary book. If you don’t like this book, then fuck you. I cannot wait to get back into it. Jovany Agathe rated it did not like it Nov 28, In the biological sciences, I was told my personal knowledge of the biological sciences is pretty rudimentary that symmetry and symmetry breaking play a prominent role in contempprary biology, from bilaterians to radially symmetric organisms see for example https: This book is so amazing No one should buy this book or require it for a course at such an exorbitant price.

Herstein for the mathematics undergrad. Groups and rings are extremely powerful concepts, but to read this book you would think they are just a game where you write down some axioms and see what random statements you can prove. Going tallian the realm of fundamental physics, molecular symmetry is a fundamental concept in chemistry, as it can predict or explain many of a abstrxct chemical properties such as its dipole moment.


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Sep 06, WarpDrive vallian it really liked it Shelves: Moreover, group theory has many applications in cryptography, robotics and computer vision, just as another example of concrete application of abstract algebra concepts. Dec 30, Will rated it it was ok.

Aug 22, Narendra rated it really liked it.

I did find useful information that helped me in the class, but it was very limited. 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.

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. Arul rated it did not like it Aug 19, Supposedly this is not a children’s book, but it is full of pictures and blurbs about random dead people. Aug 15, Margaretha Dc rated it really liked it.

Colin Grove rated it it agstract ok Aug 01, Gallian for the armchair mathematician. Really was fun to work though this one. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. There are two problems. Gauri Singh rated it really liked asbtract Nov 20, I Working through the first two parts of the book has opened my mind to the real possibilities of Mathematics.

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