Basic Modern Algebra.pdf
Part of the Jones & Bartlett Learning International Series in Mathematics Student-friendly and accessible in its approach, Basic Modern Algebra provides an introduction to abstract algebra for junior and senior undergraduates. Familiarity with factoring and solving polynomial equations, and properties of the integers, rationals, reals, as well as complex numbers and matrices is helpful prerequisite knowledge for this course. In an effort to promote clarity and understanding, the author is careful to provide full reasoning behind the conclusions to the important mathematical examples at hand. The text opens with a review and refocus chapter on writing proofs and from there moves on to integers, including number theory. With its flexible design, Basic Modern Algebra can be taught following either a rings first or group first approach. Instructor resources include PowerPoint Lecture Outlines, solutions to all of the text's exercises, an image bank, and a Test Bank. Key Features of Basic Modern Algebra *Includes a wealth of examples throughout to clearly illustrate and introduce key concepts. *Simple terminology is used in an effort to promote full understanding of complex material. *Provides full detail on proofs and proof writing *Mathematical portraits and histroical notes discuss the people behind the mathematics *A full glossary allows students to quickly define algebraic terms.