Rings, Fields, and Vector Spaces: An Introduction to Abstract Algebra via Geometric Constructibility

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byBharath Sethuraman

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Using the proof of the non-trisectability of an arbitrary angle as a final goal, the author develops in an easy conversational style the basics of rings, fields, and vector spaces. Originally developed as a text for an introduction to algebra course for future high-school teachers at California State University, Northridge, the focus of this book is on exposition. It would serve extremely well as a focused, one-semester introduction to abstract algebra.

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Using the proof of the nontrisectibility of an arbitrary angle as a final goal, the author develops, in an easy conversational style, the basics of rings, fields, and vector spaces. Originally developed as a text for an introduction to algebra course for future high-school teachers at California State University, Northridge, the focus ...

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Using the proof of the non-trisectability of an arbitrary angle as a final goal, the author develops in an easy conversational style the basics of rings, fields, and vector spaces. Originally developed as a text for an introduction to algebra course for future high-school teachers at California State University, Northridge, the focus o...

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Using the proof of the nontrisectibility of an arbitrary angle as a final goal, the author develops, in an easy conversational style, the basics of rings, fields, and vector spaces. Originally developed as a text for an introduction to algebra course for future high-school teachers at California State University, Northridge, the focus ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:204 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.27 inPublisher:Springer New York

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ISBN - 10:0387948481

ISBN - 13:9780387948485

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Table of Contents

* Divisibility in the Integers * Rings and Fields * Vector Spaces * Field Extensions * Polynomials * The Field Generated by an Element * Straight Edge and Compass * Constructions

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Using the proof of the nontrisectibility of an arbitrary angle as a final goal, the author develops, in an easy conversational style, the basics of rings, fields, and vector spaces. Originally developed as a text for an introduction to algebra course for future high-school teachers at California State University, Northridge, the focus of this book is on exposition, on conveying mathematical insight to an audience that is as yet unaccustomed to abstraction. Familiarity with the material is developed by exposing the students to a large number of examples, and the text is peppered liberally with questions intended to encourage the students to think through the material themselves.