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New York: American Book Company, 1926. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo  over 6¾"  7¾" tall. Very good brown cloth. Slight wear, soiling, marginalia, previous owner name inside. (1926), 12mo, 288pp. Answers xxxii pages

Boston: D. C. Heath & Co. Publishers, 1897. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo  over 7¾"  9¾" tall. Very good red quarterleather over red cloth boards. Light wear, previous owner name and note. (March 1897), 8vo, viii, 367pp. 44pp. [4], 44 pages of answers. Author Professor of Mathematics in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "Webster Wells (1851 Boston  1916) was a United States mathematician known primarily for his authorship of a series of mathematical textbooks. Wells graduated in 1873 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was an instructor from 1873 to 1880, and later became successively an assistant professor (1883), an associate professor (1885), and a full professor (1893) of mathematics." WIkipedia

London: John Wiley & Sons, 1977. Hardcover. Edgeworn and lightly sunned dust jacket with several nicks and scores. Tears repaired by tape on front upper edge of jacket and jacket spine head. Slight bumping on hardcover spine ends. A few minor marks on page block. Contents are clean and clear. AF. Hardcover. Good. Used.

New York: Dover Publications, Inc. Previous Owner Markings (Highlighting); Light Creasing on Front, Rear Covers; Front, Rear Covers, Spine Lightly Chipped; Spine Moderately Cocked; Edges Lightly Soiled; Slight Yellowing Due to Age. SYNOPSIS: This book presents an elementary and concrete approach to linear algebra that is both useful and essential for the beginning student and teacher of mathematics. Here are the fundamental concepts of matrix algebra, first in an intuitive framework and then in a more formal manner. A variety of interpretations and applications of the elements and operations considered are included. In particular, the use of matrices in the study of transformations of the plane is stressed. The purpose of this book is to familiarize the reader with the role of matrices in abstract algebraic systems, and to illustrate its effective use as a mathematical tool in geometry. The first two chapters cover the basic concepts of matrix algebra that are important in the study of physics, statistic, economics, engineering, and mathematics. Matrices are considered as elements of an algebra. The concept of a linear transformation of the plane and the use of matrices in discussing such transformations are illustrated in Chapter 3. Some aspects of the algebra of transformations and its relation to the algebra of matrices are included here. The last chapter on eigenvalues and eigenvectors contains material usually not found in an introductory treatment of matrix algebra, including an application of the properties of eigenvalues and eigenvectors to the study of the conics. Considerable attention has been paid throughout to the formulation of precise definitions and statements of theorems. The proofs of most of the theorems are included in detail in this book. Matrices and Transformations assumes only that the reader has some understanding of the basic fundamentals of vector algebra. Pettofrezzo gives numerous illustrative examples, practical applications and intuitive analogies. There are many instructive exercises with answers to the oddnumbered questions at the back. The exercises range from routine computations to proofs of theorems that extend the theory of the subject. Originally written for a series concerned with the mathematical training of teachers, and tested with hundreds of college students, this book can be used as a class or supplementary text for enrichment programs at the high school level, a onesemester college course, individual study, or for inservice programs.. Trade Paperback. Good. 8vo  over 7¾"  9¾" tall.

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1968. BOOK: Corners, Spine Bumped; Light Shelf Rub to Boards; Spine Slightly Cocked; Edges Lightly Soiled; Slight Yellowing Due to Age. DUST JACKET: Missing. ALSO KNOWN AS: Earlier edition, entitled Algebra, Preliminary Edition, by Garrett Birkhoff and Saunders Mac Lane published in five parts, copyright 1965 by Garrett Birkhoff and Saunders Mac Lane. CONTENTS: List of Symbols; CHAPTER I Sets, Functions, and Universal Elements; CHAPTER II The Integers; CHAPTER III Groups; CHAPTER IV Rings; CHAPTER V Special Fields; CHAPTER VI Modules; CHAPTER VII Vector Spaces; CHAPTER VIII Matrices; CHAPTER IX Determinants and Tensor Products; CHAPTER X Similar Matrices and Finite Abelian Groups; CHAPTER XI Quadratic Forms; CHAPTER XII Affine and Projective Spaces; CHAPTER XIII Structure of Groups; CHAPTER XIV Lattices; CHAPTER XV Categories and Adjoint Functors; CHAPTER XVI Multilinear Algebra; Bibliography; Index. EXCERPT: Preface  . . . This book proposes to present algebra for undergraduates on the basis of these new insights. In order to combine the standard material with the new, it seemed best to make a wholly new start . . .. Second Edition 3rd Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo  over 7¾"  9¾" tall.

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New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1964. BOOK: Corners, Spine Bumped; Light Shelf Rub to Boards; Front and Rear Endpapers, Edges Lightly Soiled; Slight Yellowing Due to Age. DUST JACKET: Repaired; Lightly Creased; Moderately Chipped; Heavy Fading Due to Sun Exposure (Spine); In Archival Quality Jacket Cover. CONTENTS: 1. Integers 2. The Rational, Real, and Complex Numbers 3. Elementary Theory of Groups 4. Rings, Integral Domains, and Fields 5. Polynomials over a Field 6. Vectors and Matrices 7. Systems of Linear Equations 8. Determinants and Matrices 9. Groups, Rings, and Fields; Bibliography; Index. SYNOPSIS: This book, a revision of the original edition by Marie Weiss, is intended as an introductory text in abstract algebra for the undergraduate. It covers the major elementary aspects of the subject: integral domains, rings, fields, groups, vector spaces and matrices. In preparing the revision Roy Dubisch has preserved the organization and spirit of the original text. However he has added many constructive and explicit illustrations of definitions and greatly added to the number of exercises. Also, previously omitted topics such as linear independence and dependence of vectors, the inner products of vectors, and the concept of basis and dimension of a vector space are now covered, with the addition of two new chapters (6 and 7). Sophisticated approaches are avoided and simple examples are used to illustrate the concepts introduced. This text provides a smooth and gradual transition from the predominantly problem solving courses to a postulational approach, providing the student with a firm foundation for further work in other fields of mathematics. Marie J. Weiss was for many years Professor of Mathematics, Newcomb College, Tulane University. Higher Algebra for the Undergraduate was based upon and used for the teaching of her classes at Tulane. Roy Dubisch is presently Professor of Mathematics, University of Washington. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1943 and has, since then, taught at Montana State University, Syracuse University, and Fresno State College. In addition he is involved in many activities pertinent to the field of mathematics such as symposia and conferences, and is an Associate Editor of The Mathematics Magazine. Dr. Dubisch is author of many articles and books in his field, some of which are: The Nature of Numbers (1952), Teacher's Guide to Introduction to Modern Algebra (1960), Intermediate Algebra (with Bryant and Howes, 1960) and Trigonometry (1955).. Second Edition 3rd Printing. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo  over 7¾"  9¾" tall.

SpringerVerlag New York Inc., 1969. Previous Owner Markings (Contact Information Neatly Inked to Front Fixed Endpaper); Spine Slightly Cocked; Edges Moderately Soiled; Slight Yellowing Due to Age. BOOK NUMBER: 4569. CONTENTS: Terminology and notation; Chapter I. Finite joins and meets; Chapter II. Infinite joins and meets; Appendix; Bibliography; List of symbols; Author Index; Subject Index. EXCERPT: Preface  There are two aspects to the theory of Boolean algebras; the algebraic and the settheoretical. A Boolean algebra can be considered as a special kind of algebraic ring, or as a generalization of the settheoretical notion of a field of sets. Fundamental theorems in both of these directions are due to M. H. Stone, whose papers have opened a new era in the development of this theory. This work treats the settheoretical aspect, with little mention being made of the algebraic one. The book is composed of two chapters and an appendix. Chapter I is devoted to the study of Boolean algebras from the point of view of finite Boolean operations only; a greater part of its contents can be found in the books of Birkhoff (2) and Hermes (1). Chapter II seems to be the first systematic study of Boolean algebras with infinite Boolean operations. To understand Chapters I and II it suffices only to know fundamental notions from general set theory and settheoretical topology. No knowledge of lattice theory or of abstract algebra is presumed. Less familiar topological theorems are recalled, and only a few examples use more advanced topological means; but these may be omitted. All theorems in both chapters are given with full proofs. On the other hand, no complete proofs are given in the Appendix, which contains mainly a short exposition of some of the applications of Boolean algebras to other parts of mathematics with references to the literature. An elementary knowledge of the theories discussed is assumed . . .. Third Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket (As Issued). 8vo  over 7¾"  9¾" tall.

John Wiley & Son, 1965. 143 pages; #9 in "The Carus Mathematical Monographs" Series.  Hardcover with slightly rubbed and discoloured boards and spine. Book is clean inside, without any markings and solid. Good condition. . Hard Cover. Good. 12mo.

Boston, New York: Ginn & Company, 1898. First Edition . Leather Bound. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo  over 7¾  9¾" tall. Very good brown quarterleather over brown buckram hardcover. Some wear, soiling, ink letters on spine, previous owner name stamped inside. (1898), 8vo, [5], iv, [3], 2424pp. 449 Lessons, "The author has spared no pains to make this a model textbook in subject matter and mechanical execution.

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Academic Press Inc, 1980. Second Edition. Prior owner's name on front flyleaf, otherwise a crisp and unmarked copy. 414pp. Book is in a nice plastic bookcover.. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo  8"  9" Tall.

1899. Algebra for Schools by George W. Evans, Henry Holt & Co, 1899, cloth, 433 pages.

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San Francisco: W. H. Freeman and Company BOOK: Previous Owner Markings (Name Neatly Inked to Front Free Endpaper); Repaired; Corners, Spine Bumped; Light Shelf Rub to Boards; Boards, Edges Lightly Soiled; Slight Yellowing Due to Age. DUST JACKET: None, As Issued. CONTENTS: Preface; Introduction: Concepts from Set Theory. The Integers 1; 1 Monoids and Groups 2 Rings 3 Modules Over a Principal Ideal Domain 4 Galois Theory of Equations 5 Real Polynomial Equations and Inequalities 6 Metric Vector Spaces and the Classical Groups 7 Algebras Over a Field 8 Lattices and Boolean Algebras; Index. EXCERPT: Preface ...The present book, Basic Algebra I, and the forthcoming Basic Algebra II were originally envisioned as new editions of our Lectures in Abstract Algebra (1951, 1953, and 1964 respectively). However, as we began to think about the task at hand, particularly that of taking into account the changed curricula in our undergraduate and graduate schools, we decided to organize the material in a manner quite different from that of our earlier books: a separation into two levels of abstraction, the firsttreated in this volumeto encompass those parts of algebra which can be most readily appreciated by the beginning student. Much of the material which we present here has a classical flavor. It is hoped that this will foster an appreciation of the great contributions of the past and especially of the mathematics of the nineteenth century. In our treatment we have tried to make use of the most efficient modern tools. This has necessitated the development of a substantial body of foundational material of the sort that has become standard in text books on abstract algebra. However, we have tried throughout to bring to the fore welldefined objectives which we believe will prove appealing even to a student with little background in algebra. On the other hand, the topics considered are probed to a depth that often goes considerably beyond what is customary, and this will at times be quite demanding of talent and concentration on the part of the student. In our second volume we plan to follow a more traditional course in presenting material of a more abstract and sophisticated nature. It is hoped that after the study of the first volume a student will have achieved a level of maturity that will enable him to take in stride the level of abstraction of the second volume.... First Edition 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket (As Issued). 8vo  over 7¾"  9¾" tall.

This book is in good condition. There is severe wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is severe bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The pages are beginning to yellow, but not tanning. There is also some underlining on the pages, but otherwise the pages are free from markings. "College Algebra is designed for a onesemester or twoquarter course in the fundamentals of algebra for college students. We assume as prerequisite that students have had an earlier course in the fundamentals of algebra, but that the student does not have a complete mastery of these fundamentals. Thus the book begins with three chapters of review. A diagnostic pretest for these chapters is included, so that well prepared students can skim or even skip these chapters...."  Preface from College Algebra

Hardcover. Very Good. Publisher: Macmillan Co, Date of Publication: 1966, Binding: hardcover, Edition: Second Edition, Condition: Very Good, Description: Name written on first page and written small on top and bottom edges.

One engraved plate (somewhat browned). 39, [1] pp. 4to, cont. halfcalf & marbled boards. Helmstadt: C.G. Fleckeisen, 1799. First edition of Gauss's first book for which he received his doctorate degree; in this rare work Gauss gave the first rigorous proof of the fundamental theorem of algebra. This theorem, which states that every algebraic equation in one unknown has a root, was expressed by Albert Girard, Descartes, Newton, and Maclaurin. Attempts at a proof were made by d'Alembert, Euler, and Lagrange, but Gauss was the first to furnish a rigorous demonstration. This is Gauss's first great work and marks the beginning of an extraordinary ten years which saw the publication of his Disquisitiones Arithmeticae (1801) and his calculation of the orbit of the newly discovered planet Ceres. "Gauss ranks, together with Archimedes and Newton, as one of the greatest geniuses in the history of mathematics."Printing & the Mind of Man, p. 155. A very good copy. Library stamp on blank portion of title removed and another stamp on final text leaf with circular piece of paper pasted over. On page 26 there are two corrections, presumably in the Gauss's hand. Provenance: Absolutely reliable. ❧ Bell, Men of Mathematics, pp. 21869. D.S.B., V, pp. 298315. Smith, History of Mathematics, II, pp. 47374.

Several diagrams in the text. 1 p.l., 33 (i.e. 29) pp. Large 4to, orig. blue wrappers, uncut. London: W. Bulmer, 1814. First separate edition, with new pagination. This offprint belonged to Carl Friedrich Gauss, with the "GaussBibliothek" stamp on the title. This copy was no doubt sent by Herschel to Europe's leading mathematician. The present work is an important contribution to mathematical notation by Herschel, who was, with Charles Babbage and George Peacock, a founder of the famous Analytical Society, a group of Cambridge mathematical reformers. They wanted to leave behind the fluxional, Newtonian notation so prevalent in 18thcentury Britain and embrace the algebraically based conception of the calculus developed by Lagrange. In this work, Herschel professes "his belief in the fruitfulness of the method of separating the symbols of operation from those of quantity."S.E. Despeaux, "Very Full of Symbols" in Episodes in the History of Modern Algebra (18001950), (2007), ed. by J.J. Gray & K.H. Parshall, p. 54. Fine copy and rare. With the stamp of the Royal Observatory at Göttingen on upper wrapper (with release stamp on front pastedown endpaper) and title.

Hardcover. Good. Publisher: University of Chicago Press, Date of Publication: 1941, Binding: hardcover, Condition: Good/No Jacket, Description: Name written on first page.

Belmont: Wadsworth Publishing Company A Division of Wadsworth, Inc., 1984. BOOK: Previous Owner Markings (Numbers Inked to Rear Free Endpaper); Moderate Impressions in Front Cover (Handwriting); Corners, Spine, Boards Bumped; Moderate Shelf Rub to Boards; Spine Slightly Cocked; Edges Lightly Soiled; Slight Yellowing Due to Age. DUST JACKET: None, As Issued. BOOK NUMBER: 33W2495. TECHNICAL ILLUSTRATORS: Kim Fraley and Pam Posey. MATHEMATICS EDITOR: Richard Jones. PRODUCTION: Del Mar Associates. DESIGNER: Al Burkhardt. COVER DESIGNER: Louis Neiheisel. CONTENTS: Preface; Chapter 1 Systems of Linear Equations; Chapter 2 Vectors and Matrices; Chapter 3 Determinants; Chapter 4 Vectors in R2 and R3; Chapter 5 Vector Spaces; Chapter 6 Linear Transformations; Chapter 7 Eigenvalues, Eigenvectors, and Canonical Forms; Chapter 8 Numerical Methods; Appendix 1 Mathematical Induction; Appendix 2 Complex Numbers; Answers to OddNumbered Problems; Index. EXCERPT: Preface  ...In writing this text I have had two goals in mind. I have tried to make a large number of linear algebra topics accessible to a wide variety of students who need only a good knowledge of high school algebra. Because many students will have had a year of calculus, I have also included several examples involving topics from calculus... My second goal was to convince students of the importance of linear algebra in their fields of study. Thus, especially in the early chapters, examples are drawn from a variety of disciplines. These examples are necessarily short, but I hope they convey the use to which the mathematics can be put.... Second Edition 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket (As Issued). Illus. by Kim Fraley and Pam Posey. 8vo  over 7¾"  9¾" tall.

Macmillan, 1959, second printing. Hardback w/o dust jacket, previous owner inscription front endpaper, pencil notations in text, 305 pages, good condition. ISBN: NOISBN.