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    Group theory textbook

    I finally came into a bit of money (Happy birthday to me!) and I'd like to add to my Math/Physics library. Currently I have two grad level texts (one of them Physics) in Group theory and a grad level text in Algebra. I'd like to get a undergrad level text for Group theory that will get me up to speed a bit better.

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    Re: Group theory textbook

    Abstract Algebra by John B Fraleigh
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    Re: Group theory textbook

    Dummit & Foote is a harder read, but a much better reference.

    I still find Topics in Algebra by Herstein a wonderful book to read (but it omits a lot of stuff...like group actions).
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    Re: Group theory textbook

    Quote Originally Posted by Deveno View Post
    Dummit & Foote is a harder read, but a much better reference.

    I still find Topics in Algebra by Herstein a wonderful book to read (but it omits a lot of stuff...like group actions).
    Thanks for the reference, I decided to get this one. I'm only skimming for now but already I have a much better idea of what the Grad books were talking about. Lots of examples and exercises. My kind of text!

    Thanks to both of you for the references.

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