Basic Algebra by Paul M. Cohn

By Paul M. Cohn

This is the 1st quantity of a revised version of P.M. Cohn's vintage three-volume textual content Algebra, commonly considered as essentially the most remarkable introductory algebra textbooks. This quantity covers the $64000 result of algebra. Readers must have a few wisdom of linear algebra, teams and fields, even though all of the crucial evidence and definitions are recalled.

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