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By William Paulsen

By integrating using hole and Mathematica®, Abstract Algebra: An Interactive Approach provides a hands-on method of studying approximately teams, earrings, and fields. each one bankruptcy contains either hole and Mathematica instructions, corresponding Mathematica notebooks, conventional workouts, and a number of other interactive desktop difficulties that make the most of hole and Mathematica to discover teams and rings.

Although the ebook provides the choice to take advantage of expertise within the lecture room, it doesn't sacrifice mathematical rigor. It covers classical proofs, akin to Abel’s theorem, in addition to many graduate-level themes now not present in most traditional introductory texts. the writer explores semi-direct items, polycyclic teams, Rubik’s Cube®-like puzzles, and Wedderburn’s theorem. He additionally contains challenge sequences that let scholars to delve into attention-grabbing themes extensive, together with Fermat’s sq. theorem.

This cutting edge textbook indicates how scholars can larger take hold of tricky algebraic recommendations by utilizing machine courses. It encourages scholars to scan with numerous purposes of summary algebra, thereby acquiring a real-world standpoint of this area.

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Note that sometimes the operator (·) means addition, sometimes it means multiplication, and sometimes it means neither. Nonetheless, we can define xn to mean x operated on itself n times. Thus, x = x1 , x · x = x2 , x · x · x = x3 , etc. We want to formally define xn for any integer n. We let x0 = e, the identity element. We then define, for n > 0, xn = xn−1 · x. By defining the nth power in terms of the previous power, we have defined xn whenever n is a positive integer. Finally, we can define negative powers by letting x−n = (xn )−1 if n > 0.

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