Cengage Learning; 9th edition
College students are shown that abstract algebra is a modern subject that is utilized on a daily basis by working physicists, computer scientists, mathematicians, and chemists through the use of Joseph Gallian's Contemporary Abstract Algebra, 9th edition (PDF). This edition provides a solid introduction to the traditional topics in abstract algebra. Additionally, it conveys to college students that abstract algebra is a traditional subject. The textbook comes highly recommended and contains a multitude of tables, figures, photographs, computer exercises, biographies, charts, and suggested readings. These elements give the topic of algebra a contemporary feel, which not only makes the content interesting but also makes it applicable to all students.
Note that the test bank and the instructor's solution manual for Contemporary Abstract Algebra 9e are both accessible on their own if you make a request for them. The only format included in this purchase is the 9th edition ebook in PDF format.