Algebra: Abstract and Concrete

Frederick M. Goodman

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A new edition 2.6 of Algebra: Abstract and Concrete is now available. Many typos have been corrected and some material has been edited or rearranged. This entails some changes in pagination and numbering of items. I have kept the old version here for the convenience of readers who have already started to use it, but I recommend that new readers download the new edition.

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