My Introduction: Introduction to Abstract Algebra

Hello World!

I am a senior at Brigham Young University (BYU) studying physics. I've taken math classes up to Ordinary Differential Equations and here I start my study of Abstract Algebra (I will study Hungerford's 3rd edition of his book entitled Introduction to Abstract Algebra).

I realized a year ago that understanding physics well requires a firm basis in mathematics. With this foundation the realms of physics and their secrets hidden by math can be revealed since, as I believe, math is the key

The most effective teaching I've received involved frequent examples and details of what may be 'common knowledge.' My posts will try to incorporate these to the best of my ability.

Now a little more about me:

I've spent the past few years studying at BYU, as I mentioned before, studying physics. I want to understand the world around me hence the reason why I chose to study physics.

In the middle of my studies, and for the space of two years, I did service in southern Italy as a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There I learned what it really meant to be of Italian blood.