ERIC Number: ED218109
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
An Introduction to Groups. Abstract Algebra. Modules and Monographs in Undergraduate Mathematics and Its Applications Project. UMAP Unit 461.
Rosenberg, Nancy S.
A group is viewed to be one of the simplest and most interesting algebraic structures. The theory of groups has been applied to many branches of mathematics as well as to crystallography, coding theory, quantum mechanics, and the physics of elementary particles. This material is designed to help the user: 1) understand what groups are and why they are important; 2) to identify certain groups, subgroups, cyclic groups, and isomorphic groups; and 3) to construct groups. Problems and a sample exam are included in the unit. Answers to the exercises in the text and to the test questions are provided. (MP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
Identifiers: Abstract Algebra; Group Theory; Properties (Mathematics)