Applications of Abstract Algebra:

Some people have asked about what abstract algebra is used for, so here are a few links to provide an introduction to the applications.

**Ethnomathematics: A
Multicultural View of Mathematical Ideas**

by Marcia
Ascher includes a chapter
on using group theory to model kinship relations in (if I remember correctly)
Australian aborigines. This would
also be a great

http://www.cut-the-knot.org/proofs/PegsAndGroups.shtml
(peg solitaire and group theory—this could be a very cool

http://www.math.hmc.edu/math171/applied_algebra_papers/henage.pdf (a short note about applications in physics)

http://web.usna.navy.mil/~wdj/book/node269.html (lots of applications in coding, eg error correcting codes)

http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~mleyton/GT.htm (group theory in the cognitive sciences)

http://store.doverpublications.com/0486432475.html (books on group theory in quantum mechanics)

http://store.doverpublications.com/0486432475.html (group theory in chemistry)

http://www.nexusjournal.com/Leyton3.3.html (group theory and design/psychology)