Acknowledged author Thomas W. Hungerford wrote Abstract Algebra: An Introduction, 3rd Edition comprising 595 pages back in 2012. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 1111569622 and 9781111569624. Since then Abstract Algebra: An Introduction, 3rd Edition textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $36.41 or rent at the marketplace.
ABSTRACT ALGEBRA: AN INTRODUCTION is intended for a first undergraduate course in modern abstract algebra. Its flexible design makes it suitable for courses of various lengths and different levels of mathematical sophistication, ranging from a traditional abstract algebra course to one with a more applied flavor. The book is organized around two themes: arithmetic and congruence. Each theme is developed first for the integers, then for polynomials, and finally for rings and groups, so students can see where many abstract concepts come from, why they are important, and how they relate to one another. New Features: A groups-first option that enables those who want to cover groups before rings to do so easily. Proofs for beginners in the early chapters, which are broken into steps, each of which is explained and proved in detail. In the core course (chapters 1-8), there are 35% more examples and 13% more exercises.