The first interactive course covering first and second year algebra. Starting from such fundamental topics as integers and divisions, modular arithmetic and polynomials the content extends to rings, fields and permutation groups. The hypertext is written in Java-enhanced HTML, and Java applets illustrate the theory while also contributing interactive calculators for computing with integers, polynomials and permutations. The computer algebra system GAP is integrated throughout, allowing the calculation and manipulation of mathematical objects. In addition, collections for Mathematica notebooks and Maple worksheets review the algorithms presented. Multiple choice exercises provide users with instant feedback, while facilities for monitoring students and a bulletin board complete this digital course.
A comprehensive interactive algebra course
Textbook and CD-ROM, using the most advanced technology available
Java applets and complete computer algebra system GAP included