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Intro books to modules?

  1. Apr 19, 2007 #1
    Anyone recommand readable intro books on modules and algebra of matrices?
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  3. Apr 19, 2007 #2


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    my algebra notes on my webpage, and they are free.
  4. May 8, 2007 #3

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    One book I like which offers a very careful introduction to and motivation of modules and then applies the theory to linear transformations is Herstein, Topics in Algebra, Second Ed., Wiley, 1975.
  5. May 11, 2007 #4
    Nice book but not much on modules which is unfortunate. But the other stuff about groups and rings are very nice. I like the font as well.

    Apparently there is another book by him called 'Topics in ring theory'. That might have more on modules.
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  6. May 11, 2007 #5
    It seemed a bit dense in every sense of the word. Maybe it might work better had I printed them out.
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