By Israel Kleiner

ahead of the 19th century, algebra intended the research of the answer of polynomial equations. through the 20th century it got here to surround the examine of summary, axiomatic structures equivalent to teams, earrings, and fields. This presentation offers an account of the heritage of the fundamental thoughts, effects, and theories of summary algebra.
The improvement of summary algebra was once propelled by way of the necessity for brand spanking new instruments to handle sure classical difficulties that seemed unsolvable by means of classical capacity. an immense topic of the process during this publication is to teach how summary algebra has arisen in makes an attempt to unravel a few of these classical difficulties, delivering a context from which the reader may well achieve a deeper appreciation of the math involved.
Mathematics teachers, algebraists, and historians of technology will locate the paintings a worthwhile reference. The ebook can also function a supplemental textual content for classes in summary algebra or the background of mathematics.

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