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A note from Prof. Garrett about [https://www.projectrhea.org/rhea/index.php/MA453 abstract algebra]:  
A note from Prof. Garrett about [https://www.projectrhea.org/rhea/index.php/MA453 abstract algebra]:  
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''Abstract algebra continues the conceptual developments of [https://www.projectrhea.org/rhea/index.php/MA265 linear algebra], on an even grander scale, incorporating more ideas, about the
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'' "Abstract algebra continues the conceptual developments of [https://www.projectrhea.org/rhea/index.php/MA265 linear algebra], on an even grander scale, incorporating more ideas, about the
notion of "number", about symmetry (the notion of "group"), about
notion of "number", about symmetry (the notion of "group"), about
solving polynomial equations, as well as extending the ideas about
solving polynomial equations, as well as extending the ideas about
irrational numbers, integers-mod-N, quaternions, solving equations by
irrational numbers, integers-mod-N, quaternions, solving equations by
root-taking (Galois theory), and other extensions of the notion of
root-taking (Galois theory), and other extensions of the notion of
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"number" were the hook that enchanted me with abstract algebra.
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"number" were the hook that enchanted me with abstract algebra."
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