MATH4031 Algebra

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 4 elective
  • Honours option in Mathematics and Statistics [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]
Content
Algebra encompasses many areas that are fundamental to pure mathematics such as groups, rings, fields and modules. This unit covers at least one of these subjects, changing from year to year, depending on student demand and lecturer availability. Topics may include, but are not restricted to, permutation groups, abstract groups, classical groups, computational group theory, representation theory and Galois theory.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) develop mathematical intuitions and the ability to articulate these intuitions within a formalism at an appropriate level; (2) prove results about algebraic structures and construct examples demonstrating key concepts; and (3) demonstrate a deep understanding of algebraic structures and the techniques involved in proving the main results in the field.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) presentation; (2) test and assignments; and (3) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Michael Giudici
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
MATH3031 Algebraic Structures and Symmetry
Contact hours
3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
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