Coursebooks

Algebra

Lachowska Anna

English

Summary

Study basic concepts of modern algebra: groups, rings, fields.

Content

- Algebraic structures: sets, groups, rings, fields.

- Groups. Subgroups. Homomorphisms of groups, normal subgroups, quotients. Cyclic groups, symmetric groups. Classification of finite abelian groups.

- Rings. Homomorphisms of rings. Ideals, principal, prime and maximal ideals, principal ideal domains. Quotient rings. The Chinese remainder theorem.

- Examples of rings. Integers. basic properties. Euler's and Fermat's theorems. Polynomial rings. GCD, unique factorization.

- Fields. Finite fields. Characteristic of a field.

Keywords

Group, homomorphism, subgroup, normal subgroup, quotient group, cyclic group, symmetric group, order of the group, order of an element in the group, finite abelian groups.  Ring, ideal, principal ideal,  maximal ideal, unique principal ideal domain, Euler's totient function,  field, finite field, characteristic of a field.

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Linear Algebra I, Analyse I

Recommended courses

Linear Algebra I, Analyse I, Analyse II

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:
• Apply concepts and ideas of the course
• Reason rigorously using the notions of the course
• Choose an appropriate method to solve problems
• Identify the concepts relevant to each problem
• Apply concepts to solve problems similar to the examples shown in the course and in problem sets
• Solve new problems using the ideas of the course
• Implement appropriate methods to investigate the structure of a given group, ring or field, and study their properties

Teaching methods

Lectures and exercise sessions

Assessment methods

Three short in-class tests (15% of the grade)

Written exam (85 % of the grade)

Supervision

 Office hours No Assistants Yes Forum No

Resources

Bibliography

1. D.S. Dummit, R. M. Foote, Abstract Algebra. Wiley, Third Edition

2. S. Lang, Undergraduate Algebra. Undergraduate texts in Mathematics. Springer-Verlag, Inc.  New York, second edition, 1990.

3. L. Childs, A Concrete Introduction to Higher Algebra. Undergraduate texts in Mathematics, Springer-Verlag, Inc. New York, 1995.

Notes/Handbook

Complete lecture notes will be available in PDF

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