MATH3030 - Abstract Algebra - 2020/21

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General Information


  • YU Jiu-Kang
    • Office: 411 AB1
    • Tel: 3943-3716
    • Email:

Teaching Assistant

  • SHEN Jianhao
    • Office: 407B AB1
    • Tel: 3943-3720
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  • WONG Siu Fung
    • Office: 407B AB1
    • Tel: 3943-3720
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Time and Venue

  • Lecture: Wed 14:30-15:15, Thu 12:30-14:15
  • Tutorial: Wed 15:30-16:15

Course Description

In this course, we will discuss more advanced topics in group theory and ring theory which include:

- Normal subgroups; quotient groups

- Isomorphism theorems and series of groups

- Group action; Cayley's theorem

- Sylow theorems and their applications

- Prime and maximal ideals

- Factorization in rings; PIDs and UFDs

We assume as prerequisite a solid understanding of the basic theory of groups and rings, as covered in Math 2070 or Sections 4-10, 13, 18-23 & 26 in our textbook.


  • J. Fraleigh, A First Course in Abstract Algebra, 7th edition, Pearson


  • M. Artin, Algebra, 2nd Edition, Pearson
  • P. Alluffi, Algebra: chapter 0
  • D. Dummit and R. Foote, Abstract Algebra, 3rd edition, John Wiley and Sons

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