Algebra

Algebra Lang s Algebra changed the way graduate algebra is taught retaining classical topics but introducing language and ways of thinking from category theory and homological algebra It has affected all sub

  • Title: Algebra
  • Author: Serge Lang
  • ISBN: 9780387953854
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lang s Algebra changed the way graduate algebra is taught, retaining classical topics but introducing language and ways of thinking from category theory and homological algebra It has affected all subsequent graduate level algebra books NOTICES OF THE AMS The author has an impressive knack for presenting the important and interesting ideas of algebra in just the right Lang s Algebra changed the way graduate algebra is taught, retaining classical topics but introducing language and ways of thinking from category theory and homological algebra It has affected all subsequent graduate level algebra books NOTICES OF THE AMS The author has an impressive knack for presenting the important and interesting ideas of algebra in just the right way, and he never gets bogged down in the dry formalism which pervades some parts of algebra MATHEMATICAL REVIEWSThis book is intended as a basic text for a one year course in algebra at the graduate level, or as a useful reference for mathematicians and professionals who use higher level algebra It successfully addresses the basic concepts of algebra For the revised third edition, the author has added exercises and made numerous corrections to the text.

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    1 thought on “Algebra”

    1. I'm reading this book in conjunction with an online lecture series on abstract algebra by Benedict Gross, a Harvard professor who was once the dean of Harvard undergraduate programme and then the dean of Harvard College. So I feel in safe hands, especially when this book looks as intimidating as it really is. Someone here mentioned that it was 'good for hitting people with' and I agree wholeheartedly, this is a real brick, at 900 pages, and a very unusual one at that, as bricks to my knowledge a [...]

    2. The very reason that I don't like it is my lack of understanding. Of course Lange did a great job, but not for this low level of sophistication!

    3. This is the kind of book which people love who already know everything that's in it (and then they pretend this is the way they would have liked to learn it).Lang's "Algebra" is a sterilised accumulation of algebraic facts, and it makes a good algebra encyclopaedia.To its credit, the book does cover a lot of material which one would otherwise have to look for in many different books, and I assume this is the main reason for its fame.Unfortunately, the exposition follows the Bourbaki ideology, so [...]

    4. I commend the reader who is able to get past the first chapter. While the book certainly contains a lot of information, it is presented in the most concise possible way (which sometimes can be an advantage, but often makes the proofs impossible to comprehend). The homework problems are challenging and time consuming. Most of them involve extending the (more basic) concepts presented in the text to deeper levels of abstraction. Therefore, I would recommend using this book for its exercises while [...]

    5. i believe lang's purpose in writing this book was to emphasize his superiority to mathematics graduate students. mission accomplished. read it if you already know everything in it, or if you enjoy hieroglyphics.

    6. as far as Lang goes, it's not bad, that is to say, this book would be horrible to learn from but as a reference, it's pretty decent.

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