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

Author: Albert Cuoco; Joseph J Rotman
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : Mathematical Association of America, 2013.
Series: MAA textbooks.
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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  Read more...
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Cuoco, Albert.
Learning modern algebra.
[Washington, D.C.] : Mathematical Association of America, 2013
(DLC) 2013940990
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Cuoco; Joseph J Rotman
ISBN: 9781614446125 1614446121 1939512018 9781939512017
OCLC Number: 857078215
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 459 pages) : illustrations.
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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Designed for prospective and practising mathematics teachers, this book makes explicit connections between the ideas of abstract algebra and the mathematics taught at high-school level. Algebraic  Read more...

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