Abstract Algebra 1

These are notes from a first term abstract algebra course, an introduction to groups, rings, and fields. There is an emphasis on specific examples.

I hope to revise these notes at some point, and also get notes for additional topics in abstract algebra written up. There's a need for more motivation, and more pictures.

The first link in each item is to a Web page; the second is to a PDF (Adobe Acrobat) file. Use the PDF if you want to print it.

[July 29, 2022] I corrected typos and made some minor cosmetic changes to the notes on groups and rings.

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