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This is a comprehensive textbook on modern algebra written by an internationally renowned specialist. It covers material traditionally found in advanced undergraduate and basic graduate courses and presents it in a lucid style. The author includes almost no technically difficult proofs, and reflecting his point of view on mathematics, he tries wherever possible to replace calculations and difficult deductions with conceptual proofs and to associate geometric images to algebraic objects. The effort spent on the part of students in absorbing these ideas will pay off when they turn to solving problems outside of this textbook. Another important feature is the presentation of most topics on several levels, allowing students to move smoothly from initial acquaintance with the subject to thorough study and a deeper understanding. Basic topics are included, such as algebraic structures, linear algebra, polynomials, and groups, as well as more advanced topics, such as affine and projective spaces, tensor algebra, Galois theory, Lie groups, and associative algebras and their representations. Some applications of linear algebra and group theory to physics are discussed. The book is written with extreme care and contains over 200 exercises and 70 figures. It is ideal as a textbook and also suitable for independent study for advanced undergraduates and graduate students.

## Eb Vinberg A Course In Algebra Pdf Download

Edit:September 25, 2016An even more complicated book is Nickerson, Spencer and Steenrod's Advanced Calculus, of which you can find a review by Allendoerfer here.The book is an offspring of lecture notes given in Princeton around 1958 for an honours course on advanced calculus.The book starts very tamely with an introduction to vector spaces in which students are requested to prove (on page 5) that for a vector $A$, one has $A+A=2A$.On page 232 however (the book has 540 pages) the authors introduce the notion of graded tensor algebra, on page 258 Hodge's star operator, then come potential theory, Laplace-Beltrami operators, harmonic forms and cohomology, Grothendieck-Dolbeault's version of the PoincarÃ© lemma and KÃ¤hler metrics.I suspect that a teacher who tried to give such a course at the undergraduate level today would run a serious risk of being tarred-and-feathered.

Several of the books mentioned in other answers are devoted mostly or entirely to Lie algebras and their representations, rather than Lie groups. Here are more comments on the Lie group books that I am familiar with. If you aren't put off by a bit archaic notation and language, vol 1 of Chevalley's Lie groups is still good. I've taught a course using the 1st edition of Rossmann's book, and while I like his explicit approach, it was a real nightmare to use due to an unconscionable number of errors. In stark contrast with Complex semisimple Lie algebras by Serre, his Lie groups, just like Bourbaki's, is ultra dry. Knapp's Lie groups: beyond the introduction contains a wealth of material about semisimple groups, but it's definitely not a first course ("The main prerequisite is some degree of familiarity with elementary Lie theory", xvii), and unlike Procesi or Chevalley, the writing style is not crisp. An earlier and more focused book with similar goals is Goto and Grosshans, Semisimple Lie algebras (don't be fooled by the title, there are groups in there!).

I like Humphreys' book, Introduction to Lie Algebras and Representation Theory, which is short and sweet, but doesn't really talk about Lie groups (just Lie algebras). I also sometimes find myself looking through Knapp's Lie Groups: Beyond an Introduction. If the material was covered in the Spring 2006 Lie groups course at Berkeley, then I prefer the presentation in this guy's notes.