Nathan Jacobson's Basic Algebra II does not refer to basic, beginner algebra, but rather the first course one takes after linear algebra. This is volume 2; Nathan Jacobson's Basic Algebra Iis sold separately. This dense text provides both instruction and practice in understanding concepts from categories, universal algebra, modules, basic structure theory of rings, classical representation theory of finite groups, elements of homological algebra with applications, commutative ideal theory and noetherian rings, field theory, valuation theory, Dedekind domains, and formally real fields. Carefully explained proofs are also included. 686 pages, indexed, softcover.