© 1984

Applied Abstract Algebra


Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Rudolf Lidl, Günter Pilz
    Pages 1-55
  3. Rudolf Lidl, Günter Pilz
    Pages 56-119
  4. Rudolf Lidl, Günter Pilz
    Pages 120-191
  5. Rudolf Lidl, Günter Pilz
    Pages 192-245
  6. Rudolf Lidl, Günter Pilz
    Pages 246-330
  7. Rudolf Lidl, Günter Pilz
    Pages 331-378
  8. Rudolf Lidl, Günter Pilz
    Pages 379-408
  9. Rudolf Lidl, Günter Pilz
    Pages 409-504
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 505-547

About this book


There is at present a growing body of opinion that in the decades ahead discrete mathematics (that is, "noncontinuous mathematics"), and therefore parts of applicable modern algebra, will be of increasing importance. Cer­ tainly, one reason for this opinion is the rapid development of computer science, and the use of discrete mathematics as one of its major tools. The purpose of this book is to convey to graduate students or to final-year undergraduate students the fact that the abstract algebra encountered pre­ viously in a first algebra course can be used in many areas of applied mathematics. It is often the case that students who have studied mathematics go into postgraduate work without any knowledge of the applicability of the structures they have studied in an algebra course. In recent years there have emerged courses and texts on discrete mathe­ matics and applied algebra. The present text is meant to add to what is available, by focusing on three subject areas. The contents of this book can be described as dealing with the following major themes: Applications of Boolean algebras (Chapters 1 and 2). Applications of finite fields (Chapters 3 to 5). Applications of semigroups (Chapters 6 and 7).


Abstract algebra Boolean algebra algebra applied mathematics development discrete mathematics finite field homomorphism knowledge matrices matrix polynomial semigroup themes tool

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of TasmaniaHobartAustralia
  2. 2.Institut für MathematikUniversität LinzLinzAustria

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Applied Abstract Algebra
  • Authors Rudolf Lidl
    Günter Pilz
  • Series Title Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-96035-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-387-96166-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-6465-2
  • Series ISSN 0172-6056
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 547
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Algebra
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