Everything you wanted to know about abstract algebra, but were afraid to buy
Download Annual Edition
From the links below you can download a PDF version of Abstract Algebra: Theory and Applications and the corresponding LaTeX source which is licensed under the GFDL.
The current edition is for the 2014-15 academic year and contains about 25 new corrections. It also verifies and updates substantial material about Sage to version 6.3, available in various electronic forms (see Sage and AATA). The 2009 PDF version is very close to the original text, as first published by PWS Publishing Company in 1994. Since then, the copyright has transferred back to the author, making this open source version possible. A full copy of the copyright transfer is distributed with the source code in the local subdirectory.
A print-on-demand edition is the most affordable way to get a physical copy of the entire text.
August 15, 2014: the new physical edition should be available soon!
- Full Text, 2014 edition (PDF, 1.8 MB, August 15, 2014)
- Full Text, 2013 edition (PDF, 1.9 MB, August 16, 2013)
- Full Text, 2012 edition (PDF, 2.4 MB, August 11, 2012)
- Full Text, 2011 edition (PDF, 2.4 MB, August 10, 2011)
- Full Text, 2010 edition (PDF, 2.2 MB, August 27, 2010)
- Full Text, 2009 edition (PDF, 1.5 MB, February 14, 2009)
Development Versions, Source Code with Revision Control
Source code is transitioning to GitHub, formatted with MathBook XML, so much of the following will soon be irrelevant. Check back here for the public repository once it is available.
Periodically a current snapshot of the book as a PDF is available here. These are not archived, nor tagged in the source code repository. They simply accumulate fixes or additions made to annual official releases. If there is nothing listed here, then use the current Annual Edition.
The absolute most recent version is available as source code through a Mercurial repository at bitbucket.org, the specific address is http://bitbucket.org/judson/aata. Links below to source code archives come from bitbucket.org, so the "current version" links are the most up-to-date version.
If you would like to participate in contributing to the book, you will want to use Mercurial. Then you can create a local copy of the source code by doing the following in a terminal window:
- Set your working directory to a place where a new directory named aata can live.
- Issue the command: hg clone https://firstname.lastname@example.org/judson/aata
Source Code Archives
- Current Development Version (~11 MB) [.zip] [.tar.gz] [.tar.bz2]
- Full Text, 2013 Annual Edition [.zip] [.tar.gz] [.tar.bz2]
- Full Text, 2012 Annual Edition [.zip] [.tar.gz] [.tar.bz2]
- Full Text, 2011 Annual Edition [.zip] [.tar.gz] [.tar.bz2]
- Full Text, 2010 Annual Edition [.zip] [.tar.gz] [.tar.bz2]
- Full Text, 2009 Annual Edition [.zip] [.tar.gz] [.tar.bz2]
- Original Source (~1994) [.zip] [.tar.gz] [.tar.bz2]
Cover from PWS Publishing Edition, 1994