Abstract Algebra

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Abstract Algebra

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Algebra, Mathematics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MA221

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course is an introduction to the theory of groups, rings and fields. It constitutes the foundations of modern abstract algebra and is a basis for many other algebraic structures. The part of the course on group theory, which can be seen as the abstract study of symmetry, starts with the basic facts about groups, introduces the construction of the factor group, and culminates with the fundamental structure theorems of finite groups. The part on ring theory is concerned with another algebraic structure and studies its basic properties and constructions. The course closes with applications of the theory of rings and groups to field theory.

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