- Code MATH3104
- Unit Value 6 units
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
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 AssessmentAssessment will be based on:
- Five assignments (8% each; LO 1-4)
- Mid semester exam (20%; LO 1-4)
- Final exam (40%; LO 1-4)
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WorkloadThree lectures per week, regular workshops.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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- 6 units
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