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Abstract Algebra - A Computational Approach

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"This book is intended as a text for a one-year introductory course in abstract algebra in which algorithmic questions and computation are stressed. A significant amount of computer usage by students is anticipated. My decision to write the book grew out of my interest in group-theoretic algorithms and my observation that learning the definition, the theorems, and even the proofs of algebra too often fails to equip students adequately to solve computational algebraic problems. The goals of the book are to:

1 Introduce students to the basic concepts of algebra and to elementary results about them.
2 Present the concept of an algorithm and to discuss certain fundamental algebraic algorithms.
3 Show how computers can be used to solve algebraic problems and to provide a library, CLASSLIB, of computer programs with which students can investigate interesting computational questions in algebra.
4 Describe the APL computer language to the extent needed to achieve the other goals."

This is an ex-Library book so has corresponding plates on the inside front and rear covers.
Book pages are in very good condition and appear unmarked.
Book cover has wear at the edges, particularly on the corners and spine.

Item details

Author(s):
Sims, Charles C.
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1984, First Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0471098469
ISBN-13:
9780471098461
Number of pages:
491
Publisher:
J. Wiley
Title:
Abstract Algebra - A Computational Approach

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"This book is intended as a text for a one-year introductory course in abstract algebra in which algorithmic questions and computation are stressed. A significant amount of computer usage by students is anticipated. My decision to write the book grew out of my interest in group-theoretic algorithms and my observation that learning the definition, the theorems, and even the proofs of algebra too often fails to equip students adequately to solve computational algebraic problems. The goals of the book are to:

1 Introduce students to the basic concepts of algebra and to elementary results about them.
2 Present the concept of an algorithm and to discuss certain fundamental algebraic algorithms.
3 Show how computers can be used to solve algebraic problems and to provide a library, CLASSLIB, of computer programs with which students can investigate interesting computational questions in algebra.
4 Describe the APL computer language to the extent needed to achieve the other goals."

This is an ex-Library book so has corresponding plates on the inside front and rear covers.
Book pages are in very good condition and appear unmarked.
Book cover has wear at the edges, particularly on the corners and spine.

Author(s):
Sims, Charles C.
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1984, First Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0471098469
ISBN-13:
9780471098461
Number of pages:
491
Publisher:
J. Wiley
Title:
Abstract Algebra - A Computational Approach

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