MATH2070A/B - Algebraic Structures - 2015/16

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  • The Final Exam covers all course material (lectures, lecture notes, tutorial and homework assignments) of the entire term.

General Information


  • CHAN, Ping Shun
    • Office: LSB 209
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Teaching Assistant

  • WANG, Siyi
    • Office: AB1 407B
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  • LI, Yin
    • Office: AB1 505
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  • Dr. WANG, Qizhi
    • Office: LSB 233
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Course Description

This course is intended as an introduction to modern abstract algebra and the way of algebraic thinking in advanced mathematics. The course focuses on basic algebraic concepts which arise in various areas of advanced mathematics, and emphasizes on the underlying algebraic structures which are common to various concrete mathematical examples. Topics include: groups, rings, fields, polynomial rings, Boolean algebras; Permutation group, coset and factor group, normal subgroup, isomorphism theorems.


  • Algebra, Michael Artin
  • Abstract Algebra, David Dummit, Richard Foote.
  • Groups and Symmetry, Mark Armstrong.

Pre-class Notes

Lecture Notes



Assessment Scheme

Homework and Tutorial Assignments 5%
Test 1 (Date: Mar 3) 20%
Test 2 (Date: Mar 31) 20%
Final Exam 55%

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Last updated: April 27, 2016 15:13:45