Ranked #41 in Abstract Algebra, Ranked #85 in Algebra

For two-term undergraduate level courses in Algebra. This text's organizing principle is the interplay between groups and rings, where rings includes the ideas of modules. It contains basic definitions, complete and clear theorems and gives attention to the topics of algebraic geometry, computers, homology and representations. More than merely a succession of definition theorem proofs, this text puts results and ideas in context so that students can appreciate why a certain topic is being studied and where definitions originate. *Coverage of topics not usually found in other texts - e.g.... more