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Birkhoff and Maclane (Algebra)

  1. Mar 23, 2012 #1
    Hi, I've seen Birkhoff and Maclane recommended on these boards for an abstract algebra book. Looking at my library catalog online (closed for spring break :/) they have 2, one is simply called "Algebra" and the other "A Survey of Modern Algebra". I was wondering if these are the same book or which one is the "classic" that people refer to. Thanks.

    edit: nevermind, found the answer... The "survey" is the one.
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 23, 2012 #2
    the classic is algebra. the survey book is written at a lower level & covers less stuff.
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