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CLASSICAL ALGEBRA
by W.J. Gilbert and S. A. Vanstone |

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Fourth Edition, 2000

William J. Gilbert and Scott A. Vanstone, Classical Algebra (Fourth Edition), Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing, Waterloo, Ontario, 2000, vii+265pp. [ISBN 0921418949]

## Contents

This book is designed for a first algebra course for university students who wish to major in mathematics.

It contains over 800 exercises and problems.
### Chapters

- Logic and Proofs
- Integers and Diophantine Equations
- Congruences
- Induction and the Binomial Theorem
- Rational and Real Numbers
- Functions and Bijections
- An Introduction to Cryptography
- Complex Numbers
- Polynomial Equations

Appendix - Trigonometry, Inequalities

*Earlier Versions*

- W.J. Gilbert, Classical Algebra (Notes for Math 134a). Faculty of Mathematics, 1975.
- W.J. Gilbert and S. A. Vanstone, Classical Algebra (Second Edition) Faculty of Mathematics, 1988.
- W.J. Gilbert and S. A. Vanstone, Classical Algebra (Third Edition) Waterloo Mathematics Foundation, 1993.

Supplement to the Third Edition on Logic Proofs, and Recursion, 1998.

*Later Versions*

- William J. Gilbert and Scott A. Vanstone,
An Introduction to Mathematical Thinking: Algebra and Number Systems, Prentice Hall, 2005.

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