• Offered by Department of Mathematics
• ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
Specialist
• Course subject Mathematics
• Areas of interest Mathematics
• Course convener
• Dr Joan Licata
• Mode of delivery In Person
• Offered in Second Semester 2014
Algebra 1: Groups, Rings and Advanced Linear Algebra (MATH6118)

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

Learning Outcomes

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

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:

• Five assignments (10% each; LO 1-4)
• Final exam (50%; LO 1-4)

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36 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.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500

Course fees

Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 \$1650
2014 \$2946
2013 \$2946
2012 \$2946
2011 \$2946
2010 \$2916
2009 \$2916
2008 \$2916
2007 \$2520
2006 \$2520
2005 \$2520
2004 \$2160
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 \$2796
2014 \$3762
2013 \$3756
2012 \$3756
2011 \$3756
2010 \$3750
2009 \$3618
2008 \$3618
2007 \$3618
2006 \$3618
2005 \$3618
2004 \$3618
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

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