Author:
Jimmie Gilbert - Linda Gilbert

ISBN 13:
9780534402648

ISBN 10:
53440264

Edition:
6

Publisher:
Brooks Cole

Publication Date:
2004-08-10

Format:
Hardcover

Pages:
430

List Price:
$304.95

This text for an introductory course in algebraic structures contains numerous user-friendly features, such as descriptive labels and titles placed on definitions and theorems, strategy boxes that explain techniques of proof, symbolic marginal notes that help students analyze the logic in the proofs of theorems, and a reference system that provides guideposts to continuations and interconnections of exercises. This fifth edition contains an optional section on the solution of cubric and quartic equations for formulas. The authors are affiliated with the University of South Carolina-Upstate. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

A text for an introductory course in algebraic structures. Some flexibility is provided by including more material than would normally be taught in one course. Material is presented in a theorem-proof format, with definitions and major results easily located. Learning features include many chapter problems, key terms, descriptive labels for definitions and theorems, strategy boxes on proofs, worked examples, and biographical sketches of key figures. This fifth edition contains an optional new section on cryptography, 122 new problems, and expanded material on mathematical induction and on Euclid's theorem on the infinitude of primes. The authors are affiliated with the University of South Carolina-Spartanburg. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)