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Junk math books are not alone
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Feb 9, 2016 5:23 AM



acemary
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Re: Junk math books are not alone
Posted:
Dec 22, 2015 2:47 AM


I was wondering if any of you know of a good textbook for abstract algebra. When I say 'good' I mean one that can get you ready for graduate studies in Algebra.
I took a course in group theory last term using the book "A first course in abstract algebra, 3rd edition, by Joseph J.Rotman". My professor was a logician and so she didn't care about groups. Practically the only things I learned in that course are what a group is, what a subgroup is, and what it means to be a normal subgroup. Also, The book wasn't advanced enough (1st chapter covering number theorymy prof spent 3 weeks on it!).
I know that I have missed sooooo much :(. It's sad but I will not give up. I will teach myself proper group theory but I need a book that will get me ready for graduate studies.
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