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Considered a classic by many, John Fraleigh's A First Course in Abstract Algebra is an in-depth introductory text for the Abstract Algebra course. ...Show synopsisConsidered a classic by many, John Fraleigh's A First Course in Abstract Algebra is an in-depth introductory text for the Abstract Algebra course. Focused on groups, rings and fields, this text gives students a firm foundation for more specialized work by emphasizing an understanding of the nature of algebraic structures. It is geared towards high level courses at schools with strong math programs. *New exercises have been written, while past exercises have been revised and modifed. *Classical approach to abstract algebra. *Focus on applications of abstract algebra. *Classic text for the high end of the market - known and loved in this discipline. It is geared towards high level courses at schools with strong maths programs *Accessible pedagogy includes historical notes written by Victor Katz (author of another AWL book The History of Mathematics), an authority in this area *By opening with a study of group theory, this text provides students with an easy transition to axiomatic mathematicsHide synopsis