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Learning modern algebra : from early attempts to prove Fermat's last theorem

Author: Albert Cuoco; Joseph J Rotman
Publisher: Washington, DC : Mathematical Association of America, ©2013.
Series: MAA textbooks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Learning Modern Algebra is designed for college students who want to teach mathematics in high school, but it can serve as a text for standard abstract algebra courses as well. ... The presentation is organized historically: the Babylonians introduced Pythagorean triples to teach the Pythagorean theorem; these were classified by Diophantus, and eventually this led Fermat to conjecture his Last Theorem."--Publisher  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Cuoco; Joseph J Rotman
ISBN: 9781939512017 1939512018
OCLC Number: 851255223
Description: xix, 459 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: Early number theory --
Induction --
Renaissance --
Modular arithmetic --
Abstract algebra --
Arithmetic of polynomials --
Quotients, fields, and classical problems --
Cyclotomic integers --
Epilog --
Appendices.
Series Title: MAA textbooks.
Responsibility: Al Cuoco and Joseph J. Rotman.
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A guide to modern algebra for mathematics teachers. It makes explicit connections between abstract algebra and high-school mathematics.  Read more...

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