I want to purchase a book for Abstract Algebra but am too confused at the time that which one should I go for . Based on whatever I have gathered from web it seems :
- Dummit and Foote.
- I.N. Herstein.
are some goto books for a beginner , but few of my friend recommended some other books like :
- Dan Saracino
- M. Artin
Because of which I am even more confused now. I have learned Linear Algebra, Real Analysis ,PDE ,Calculus of Variations at an Undergraduate level (if it helps). I want a book that contains everything that one should know about Abstract Algebra at an Undergraduate level and is fun to read , with good examples , great exercise section.So HELP ME PICK ONE .
- If possible can you arrange them in order of your personal preference(with respective reasoning)?
- What book did you read?
- What are your experiences regarding that ?
- Is there any other book you got to know about later that you find even more good and comprehensive ?
(I will be purchasing a Indian print of one of these 8 books as they are comparatively way cheaper than their respective counterparts.)