• Offered by Mathematical Sciences Institute
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Advanced
    Specialist
  • Course subject Mathematics
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr James Borger
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course MATH3354
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
    See Future Offerings

This course introduces students to key concepts and techniques in advanced algebra. Topics will be taken from contemporary research areas in Algebra.

Possible topics include:

Algebraic number theory, Analytic number theory, Algebraic geometry and scheme theory, Sheaf theory, Derived and Triangulated categories, Algebraic curves and Riemann surfaces

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Explain the fundamental concepts of advanced algebra 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

Other Information

This course introduces students to key concepts and techniques in advanced algebra.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:

  • Assignment 1 (20%; LO 1-4)
  • Assignment 2 (20%; LO 1-4)
  • Assignment 3 (20%; LO 1-4)
  • Take home exam (40%; LO 1-4)

Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but will be assessed differently.

Graduate students will be required to do one or two additional or different questions in each assignment and in the take home exam, making up a difference of at least 15% in the assessment.

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.

Workload

Three lectures per week, workshops by arrangement.

Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with MATH3354

You will need to contact the Mathematical Sciences Institute 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. 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:
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
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
7789 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person

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