The Basic Library List Committee recommends this book for acquisition by undergraduate mathematics libraries. The book was written because the authors could find no adequate text to use with their students at Harvard. Both had learned "Modern Algebra" from van der Waerden's famous text originally published in One has to admire the insight of the authors in judging that the "modern" approach was the way of the future and their willingness to write a book that would be accessible to undergraduates.
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This volume presents modern algebra from first principles and is accessible to undergraduates or graduates. It combines standard materials and necessary algebraic manipulations with general concepts that clarify meaning and importance. This conceptual approach to algebra starts with a description of algebraic structures by means of axioms chosen to suit the examples, for i This volume presents modern algebra from first principles and is accessible to undergraduates or graduates.
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Garrett Birkhoff January 19, — November 22, was an American mathematician. He is best known for his work in lattice theory. The mathematician George Birkhoff — was his father. Upon completing his Harvard BA in , he went to Cambridge University in England to study mathematical physics but switched to studying abstract algebra under Philip Hall. Birkhoff held no Ph.
A Survey of Modern Algebra
The book became a classic undergraduate text. Below we examine a number of different aspects of the book. We give short extracts from interviews by Garrett Birkhoff and Saunders Mac Lane in which they describe what led up to publication. We also give extracts from Prefaces and reviews of several editions of the book as well as other items related to this textbook. The editions are 1 st - , 2 nd - , 3 rd - , 4 th - , reprint Between the various editions, several different printings appeared. The items below are, roughly, in chronological order except that the two extracts, one by Birkhoff and one by Mac Lane, explaining how A Survey of Modern Algebra came to be written are placed at the front.