- Code MATH6118
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Department of Mathematics
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Mathematics
- Areas of interest Mathematics
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Joan Licata
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2014
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This course introduces the basic concepts of modern algebra such as groups and rings. The philosophy of this course is that modern algebraic notions play a fundamental role in mathematics itself and in applications to areas such as physics, computer science, economics and engineering. This course emphasizes the application of techniques.
Topics to be covered include:
- Group Theory - permutation groups; abstract groups, subgroups, cyclic and dihedral groups; homomorphisms; cosets, Lagrange's Theorem, quotient groups, group actions; Sylow theory.
- Ring Theory - rings and fields, polynomial rings, factorisation; homomorphisms, factor rings.
- Linear algebra - unitary matrices, Hermitian matrices, canonical forms.
Note: Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but are required to have a deeper understanding of the material, are expected to do extra work of a more theoretical nature and are assessed separately
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:1. Explain the fundamental concepts of advanced algebra such as groups and rings and their role in modern mathematics and applied contexts
2. Demonstrate accurate and efficient use of advanced algebraic techniques
3. Demonstrate capacity for mathematical reasoning through analyzing, proving and explaining concepts from advanced algebra
4. Apply problem-solving using advanced algebraic techniques applied to diverse situations in physics, engineering and other mathematical contexts
Assessment will be based on:
- Five assignments (10% each; LO 1-4)
- Final exam (50%; LO 1-4)
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Workload36 lectures and ten tutorials
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Department of Mathematics to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
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- 6 units
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7452||21 Jul 2014||08 Aug 2014||31 Aug 2014||30 Oct 2014||In Person||N/A|