A Course in Universal Algebra

** The Millennium Edition **


Stanley N. Burris and H.P. Sankappanavar

To promote the study of Universal Algebra in the new millennium, the text of the out-of-print original Springer-Verlag Graduate Texts in Mathematics edition, 1981, of A Course in Universal Algebra was made available online as a PDF file in the year 2000, thanks to the support of NSERC.

During 2012 the on-line version was reformatted to keep the pages (but not individual lines) in agreement with the original 1981 edition, the typeface was changed from Computer Modern to Times, an ISBN number has been added, and errors that had been discovered were corrected.

The authors permit this PDF file of our book to be freely copied, distributed and printed, for non-commercial educational purposes, by anyone, anywhere, including educational institutions and libraries.

Feel free to download and print off your own copy. And be sure to tell others that this text is once again available! Colleagues have noted the value of downloading a copy and attaching it to their webpage, especially for the benefit of their students who may not have fast access to this site. Please feel free to do this as well. And it would be appreciated if you put a link to this site, www.math.uwaterloo.ca/~snburris, on your web page so your students can easily find the other files and interactive programs available here.

PDF file

The pre-2012 version is still available: Since this text has been retyped from the Springer-Verlag original it is possible that an occasional error has crept in. Please inform the authors of any such that you find and we will put them in an on-line errata sheet.
Stanley Burris

H.P. Sankappanavar (sankapph@newpaltz.edu)

S. Burris
Dept. of Pure Mathematics
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada N2L 3G1
H.P. Sankappanavar
Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science
New Paltz, New York
U.S.A. 12561