• Offered by Mathematical Sciences Institute
• ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
• Course subject Mathematics
• Areas of interest Mathematics
• Course convener
• Dr Joan Licata
• Mode of delivery In Person
• Co-taught Course
• Offered in Second Semester 2019
Advanced Algebra 1: Groups, Rings and Linear Algebra (MATH3104)

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: This is an HPC. It emphasises the sophisticated application of deep mathematical concepts

## 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 (8% each; LO 1-4)
• Mid semester exam (20%; LO 1-4)
• Final exam (40%; LO 1-4)

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Three lectures per week, regular workshops.

## Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed MATH2305 and MATH2306 with a mark or 80 and above or MATH 2405 with a mark of 60 and above. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed MATH2322.

## 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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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
2019 \$3840
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 \$5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

## Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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
7599 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person View