Introduction to Algebra (MATH 311)

2021 Spring
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Mathematics(MATH)
3
6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Michel Lavrauw mlavrauw@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Undergraduate
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Formal lecture
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CONTENT

Basic theory of groups, rings and fields is covered. Fundamental concepts of Galois Theory are also given.

OBJECTIVE

To provide students with a solid background in basic concepts of abstract algebra.

LEARNING OUTCOME

On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Develop an understanding of the value of studying same and similar algebraic structures, which appear in different settings, as abstract structures,

Demonstrate knowledge of groups, rings, fields, their substructures, their quotient structure, and their mappings,
Demonstrate ability to understand and outline poofs of major theorems covered in this course,
Demonstrate ability to apply basic ideas of abstract algebra in computations and proofs,
Demonstrate ability to reason abstractly in exploring concepts covered in this course.

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Final 30
Midterm 60
Other 10

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Textbook

A first course in Algebra
by John B. Fraleigh
ISBN0-321-15608-0