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Sigma Series in Pure Mathematics -- Volume 11

Celine Carstensen, Benjamin Fine, Gerhard Rosenberger

Abstract Algebra.
Applications to Galois Theory, Algebraic Geometry and Cryptography

366 pages, soft cover, ISBN 978-3-11-025008-4, EUR 49.95, 2011

♦ Providing an accessible account of the theoretical foundations
♦ Covering topics not found in competing works: Free groups, module theory, extensions of rings
♦ Also including cryptography
♦ Comes with end of chapter problems

A new approach to conveying abstract algebra, the area that studies algebraic structures, such as groups, rings, fields, modules, vector spaces, and algebras, that is essential to various scientific disciplines such as particle physics and cryptology. It provides a well written account of the theoretical foundations; also contains topics that cannot be found elsewhere, and also offers a chapter on cryptography. End of chapter problems help readers with accessing the subjects.

This work is co-published with De Gruyter Verlag.

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