MATH2070A - Algebraic Structures - 2016/17

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  • The scope of the final exam is comprehensive. Everything that has ever been covered in the course, including Lecture Notes, Midterm Tests, Homework and Tutorial assignments, is within the scope of the final exam.

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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.



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Homework and Tutorial Assignments 5%
Test 1 20%
Test 2 20%
Final Exam 55%

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