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I have recently begun the task of trying to understand tensor products, but I must admit, I have found the going difficult.

I have been working (mainly) from Dummit and Foote, which I have previously found to be a fairly "friendly" text for the person engaged in self study ... but the treatment of tensor products I have found, as I mentioned above, a challenge ...

I wonder if others have found this topic challenging?

Maybe I have found the topic difficult because I do not have enough agility and knowledge with the basic algebra that tensor products relies upon?

It would be truly wonderful if there was a math note/tutorial on tensor products ...

Peter

1. Paul B. Garret: Abstract Algebra

2. Paulo Aluffi: Algebra: Chapter 0

3. Joseph J. Rotman: Advanced Modern Algebra (Second Edition)

In Aluffi and Rotman I keep bumping into notions from category theory that worry me a bit!

I have been working (mainly) from Dummit and Foote, which I have previously found to be a fairly "friendly" text for the person engaged in self study ... but the treatment of tensor products I have found, as I mentioned above, a challenge ...

I wonder if others have found this topic challenging?

Maybe I have found the topic difficult because I do not have enough agility and knowledge with the basic algebra that tensor products relies upon?

It would be truly wonderful if there was a math note/tutorial on tensor products ...

Peter

*I have also looked at the online note: Tensor Products I by Keith Conrad and the treatments of tensor products in the following books***Note:**1. Paul B. Garret: Abstract Algebra

2. Paulo Aluffi: Algebra: Chapter 0

3. Joseph J. Rotman: Advanced Modern Algebra (Second Edition)

In Aluffi and Rotman I keep bumping into notions from category theory that worry me a bit!

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