True/False Questions for Gallian’s Contemporary Abstract Algebra (If you have trouble opening the True/False applet click here). And according to this criterion, Contemporary Abstract Algebra by Joseph Gallian is a well-written book. After introducing a new concept or. Joseph Gallian is a well-known active researcher and award-winning teacher. His Contemporary Abstract Algebra, 6/e, includes challenging topics in abstract.

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James Nance rated it liked it Oct 09, In general, abstract algebra and group theory in particular provides a framework for constructing analogies or models from abstractions, and for the manipulation of those abstractions to design new systems, make predictions and posit new hypotheses.

Contemporary Abstract Algebra by Joseph A. Gallian

May 12, Anne rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is an awesome book. I cannot wait to get back into it. Contemporary Abstract Algebra by Joseph A. No trivia or quizzes yet. It might well be argued that science is nothing akgebra the discovery of symmetries, patterns and structures that define reality at its most fundamental level.

Lists with This Book. Really was fun to work though this one.

Contemporary Abstract Algebra

Overall, this is a 4-star book. In more general term, local symmetries play a fundamental role in physics as they form the basis for gauge theories a gauge theory is essentially a type of field theory “in which the Lagrangian is invariant under some Lie groups of local transformations”. Supposedly this is not a children’s book, but it is full of pictures and blurbs about random dead people.

Feb 11, Kolya Matteo rated it it was amazing Shelves: In fact, structure and symmetry are a fundamental aspect of physical reality. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In summary, my general experience with this book has been quite a positive one; independently of the quality of this particular book, I must also say that studying abstract algebra has been for me a rewarding intellectual journey I did study some abstract algebra at university, but it was only at introductory level and manly focused on vector spacesas it is very remarkable how, by starting just with the basic definition of an extremely simple concept such as that of a group, whole worlds of progressively richer and more complex structures, patterns and relationships are progressively unveiled in a process of enthralling discovery.


This book changed my life! Refresh and try again. On the contrary, this subject is not just extremely beautiful, but a very important and even foundational discipline in many areas of mathematics and science.

This book is so amazing Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This book doesn’t give you any real idea what the heck algebra is good for and doesn’t provide any real connections to anything else.

My favorite textbook of all time! Going through the class and actually reading the aabstract, it is actually a really conhemporary guide. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. To view it, click here.

Apr 16, Jerzy rated it it was amazing Shelves: There is for example a natural connection between particle physics and representation theory of abstract algebra, linking the properties of elementary particles to the structure of Lie Groups and Lie Algebras in particular, the different quantum states of any given elementary particle corresponds to an irreducible representation of the Poincare’ group.

I also greatly appreciated the full list of notational conventions at the beginning of the book, and the list of suggested readings at the end of each chapter. Joseph Gallian is a well-known active researcher and award-winning teacher. Not recommended for the serious reader. I would rather the author attract readers’ interest by showing them the power of the algebraic structures discussed.


Hardcoverpages. In the biological sciences, I was told my personal contempofary of the biological sciences is pretty rudimentary that symmetry and symmetry breaking play a prominent role in developmental biology, from bilaterians to radially symmetric organisms see for example https: It doesn’t do your laundry or cook you breakfast.

If you don’t like this book, then fuck you. Hardly contemporary if you ask me!

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It seems students are simply not expected to see absstract put to any use until grad school, if at all. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

There are two problems. This book is OK as far as presenting abstract algebra in the usual way to undergrads. Arul rated it did not like it Aug 19, It is also important to highlight that symmetry in general is fundamental in the physical world: I love that the author takes time to express useful applications of the materials gaklian covered.

I must also point out, though, that this book contains one of the best treatments of factor groups, the Lagrange theorem, the Sylow theorems and the fundamental theorem of finite abelian groups that I have come across so far.

Christopher Farah rated it really liked it Nov 08, It is simply disgusting. Gauri Singh rated it really liked it Nov 20, There is no excuse for this. Mar 23, Ayush Bhat rated it it was amazing.