There are currently (as far as I know) three community wiki questions with largely the same premise: book recommendations for self-studying abstract algebra. They are
- Good abstract algebra books for self study
- Good books for self-studying algebra?
- Requesting abstract algebra book recommendations
There is the obvious argument against merging: each of the three question askers specified a set of personal background in mathematics. So in some sense the three questions are similar in spirit but different in essence...
...that is, until you read the answers. Many of the answers provided so far do not make any mention to the specific "requirements" that the OP specified in the question, and can equally well be placed on any of the three questions.
My question: should the three questions be merged into one?