Courses: Abstract Algebra I (MATHB303001)

Fall 2011

Class Number: 1392
This course is the first semester of a yearlong course in abstract algebra on groups, rings, and fields and their homomorphisms. Quotient groups, quotient rings, and the isomorphism theorems. Standard examples including symmetric groups, free groups, and finitely generated abelian groups; integral domains, PID’s and UFD’s, and polynomial rings; finite and infinite fields. Sylow theory and field extensions. Additional topics may include: Galois theory, modules and canonical forms of matrices, algebraic closures, and localization. Prerequisite: MATH 203.
Div: II, Approach: Quantitative Methods Haverford: Natural Science (NA)
Enrollment Limit: 30; Enrollment Criteria: Major/Minor/Concentration;

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1392 Div: II; QM; NA

Department

Mathematics (Web site)

Taught By

Melvin,Paul

Location

Bryn Mawr, PK336

Meeting Times

MW 10:00am-11:30am