Algebra 1 is a foundational course in Mathematics, introducing some of the key concepts of modern algebra. The course leads on to other areas of algebra such as Galois Theory, Algebraic Topology and Algebraic Geometry. It also provides important tools for other areas such as theoretical computer science, physics and engineering.

Topics to be covered include the theory of groups and rings:

- 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.

As well as additional topics selected from:

- Linear Algebra - unitary matrices, Hermitian matrices, canonical forms.
- Modules - free modules, presentations, classification of finitely generated abelian groups.

Note: This is an Honours Pathway Course. It emphasises mathematical rigour and proof and develops modern algebra from an abstract viewpoint.

## Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

- Explain the fundamental concepts of advanced algebra such as groups and rings and their role in modern mathematics and applied contexts
- Demonstrate accurate and efficient use of advanced algebraic techniques
- Demonstrate capacity for mathematical reasoning through analyzing, proving and explaining concepts from advanced algebra
- Apply problem-solving using advanced algebraic techniques applied to diverse situations in physics, engineering and other mathematical contexts

## Indicative Assessment

- Regular assignments (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Mid semester exam (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Final exam (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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## Workload

The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:

- Face-to face component which may consist of 3 x 1 hour lectures per week and 1 x 1 hour workshop per week (workshops normally begin in Week 3).
- Approximately 84 hours of self directed study which will include preparation for lectures, assignments and other assessment tasks.

## Inherent Requirements

To be determined

## Requisite and Incompatibility

## Prescribed Texts

*Algebra* by Michael Artin. (Any edition is acceptable, although the 2nd edition and later are preferred.)

## Specialisations

## Fees

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

**Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students**

If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at **Fees**.

- Student Contribution Band:
- 1
- Unit value:
- 6 units

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Units | EFTSL |
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6.00 | 0.12500 |

**Note:**Please note that fee information is for current year only.

## Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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 |
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6042 | 25 Jul 2022 | 01 Aug 2022 | 31 Aug 2022 | 28 Oct 2022 | In Person | N/A |