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I'm a computer science student and I'm starting to learn Abstract Algebra next week.

I'd like to get a suggestions for good PDF book about Abstract Algebra.


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It would be a good idea if you tell us about your background, that way people will have a better idea of what to recommend. – Adrián Barquero Mar 3 '13 at 3:01
I am not sure about a free pdf, but you can find this book for US $6 and it is a wonderful and as applied as you'll find "A Book of Abstract Algebra: Second Edition (Dover Books on Mathematics) by Charles C Pinter. – Amzoti Mar 3 '13 at 4:13
@AdriánBarquero Amm .. I've just end up with Linear Algebra course. – Billie Mar 3 '13 at 5:53
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This is a good textbook: Abstract Algebra: Theory and Applications by Tom Judson. I learned abstract algebra from it and it has a lot of computer programming exercises as well as a SAGE companion. Its introductory but goes through a lot of important results in introductory abstract algebra. Moreover its free!

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Great. thank you. – Billie Mar 3 '13 at 5:52

Here are some suggestions:

There are some variations in the listed books so take a look at the table of contents at least to get an idea of which one will suit your needs.

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I just saw Robert's answer and his suggested book is coincidentally the third one in my list. Seems like a good abstract algebra book for students in computer science from his comments. – Pratyush Sarkar Mar 3 '13 at 4:47

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