book on higher algebra

Discussion in 'Math' started by haditya, Jun 30, 2004.

  1. haditya

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    can someone suggest a good book on higher algebra.. something apart from "hall and knight".
     
  2. Dave

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    What topics are you refering to when you say 'Higher Algebra'?
     
  3. haditya

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    complex nos., permutation combinations, probability, sequences and series(all types- diverging, converging, log, exponential, telescoping etc), binomial thm for any index, theory of equations (quadratic and all), misc equations, number theory

    i think thats about it
     
  4. Dave

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    Try Engineering Mathematics by K.A Stroud

    It will provide you with a decent step through from first principles to general solutions, with an emphasis on application rather than derivation.

    The only topics I cannot remember being a part of this text is permutation combinations, and Number Theory is not tackled as an individual topic, though this may have changed in recent editions.

    If you are looking for a text that places emphasis on derivation from first principles, you are probably better investing in a Pure Mathematics textbook.
     
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