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Andrew Baker
University of Glasgow
MR ID: 16505
Reference #


Posted date
2020-07-07 12:34:59
Revised date
2021-07-08 05:45:45
Notes type
   Standard Course Offering
      Commutative Algebra
      Group Theory
      Associative Algebra

An Introduction to Groups and Rings

A first course in abstract algebra based on lecture notes for a course in the University of Glasgow

Course Notes and Supplementary Material (PDF format)

TypeFile (Size)Date
Course notes v19 PDF (1.1M) 05/01/21
Supplementary v11 PDF (292K) 04/29/21
Supplementary v6 PDF (296K) 07/08/21