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  • This product had a total of 56 reviews as of our last analysis date on Jun 6 2016.
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It provides a lot of supplementary material that may have been overlooked in other books and is also appropriate for a second or third course in algebra with later chapters on ring theory and galois theory proving to be quite useful (and rigorous)

The third portion of the book on modules and vector spaces does overlap with some material from a second or third course in linear algebra (homomorphisms, matrix of linear transformations, dual vector spaces, and the rational and jordan canonical form) before venturing into field theory

Towards the end of the book, the author provides a fairly thorough introduction to commutative rings, algebraic geometry and homological algebra where you will learn about dedekind domains, a section i found both interesting and useful for a course in algebraic number theory, among other topics including the cohomology of groups and group extensions

I used this book alongside judson's and while the content does overlap quite a bit, this book in particular takes a more exhaustive look into the material allowing the reader to gain a more thorough understanding of the subject plus there are plenty of examples and exercise problems

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