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Table Of Contents

Sets, relations and functions
1.1 Sets and subsets
1.2 Relations, equivalence relations and partial orders
1.3 Functions
1.4 Cardinality
The integers
2.1 Well-ordering and mathematical induction
2.2 Division in the integers
2.3 Congruences
Introduction to groups
3.1 Permutations of a set
3.2 Binary operations: semigroups, monoids and groups
3.3 Groups and subgroups
Cosets, quotient groups and homomorphisms
4.1 Cosets and Lagrange’s Theorem
4.2 Normal subgroups and quotient groups
4.3 Homomorphisms of groups
Groups acting on sets
5.1 Group actions and permutation representations
5.2 Orbits and stabilizers
5.3 Applications to the structure of groups
6.1 Definition and elementary properties of rings
6.2 Subrings and ideals
6.3 Integral domains, division rings and fields
Division in rings
7.1 Euclidean domains
7.2 Principal ideal domains
7.3 Unique factorization in integral domains
7.4 Roots of polynomials and splitting fields
Vector spaces
8.1 Vector spaces and subspaces
8.2 Linear independence, basis and dimension
8.3 Linear mappings
8.4 Orthogonality in vector spaces
The structure of groups
9.1 The Jordan–Hölder Theorem
9.2 Solvable and nilpotent groups
9.3 Theorems on finite solvable groups
Introduction to the theory of fields
10.1 Field extensions
10.2 Constructions with ruler and compass
10.3 Finite fields
10.4 Applications to latin squares and Steiner triple systems
11.1 Normal and separable extensions
11.2 Automorphisms of field extensions
11.3 The Fundamental Theorem of Galois Theory
11.4 Solvability of equations by radicals
Further topics
12.1 Zorn’s Lemma and its applications
12.2 More on roots of polynomials
12.3 Generators and relations for groups
12.4 An introduction to error correcting codes
Bibliography
Index of notation
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Derek J. S. Robinson - An Introduction to Abstract Algebra

Derek J. S. Robinson - An Introduction to Abstract Algebra

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