Focuses on traditional algebra topics that have found the greatest application in science and engineering as well as in mathematics: group theory, emphasizing finite groups; ring theory, including ideals and unique factorisation in polynomial and Euclidean rings; field theory, including properties and applications of finite fields.
Prerequisites: Calculus II (GIR)
Text Book: Abstract Algebra, by I.N.Herstein
Additional reading: There are quite a few other books which cover similar material by various authors: Abstract algebra by Fraleigh; Abstract Algebra by Thomas Judson see also the links for some online suggestions.First practice exam Model answers
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