MATH3030 - Abstract Algebra - 2022/23

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  • Course outline [Download file]
  • No tutorial in the first week. The first tutorial will be held on Sep 14, 2022 (Wed).
  • The lecture and tutorial on Wed will be swapped. So the new schedule is lecture from 2:30pm - 3:15pm and tutorial from 3:30pm - 4:15pm on Wed.
  • Please submit your homework solutions via Blackboard. In case you haven't been added to the system yet, please email the lecturer.
  • Tentative teaching schedule (subject to changes) [Download file]
  • The midterm of MATH3030, which will cover materials up to Lecture 3 and HW5, will be held on Oct 26, 2022 (Wed) from 2:30pm - 4:00pm in SC LG23.

General Information


  • CHAN Kwok Wai
    • Office: LSB 212
    • Tel: 3943 7976
    • Email:

Teaching Assistant

  • LIN Zichao
    • Office: AB1 407B
    • Tel: 3943 3720
    • Email:
  • SHEN Jianhao
    • Office: AB1 505
    • Tel: 3943 4298
    • Email:

Time and Venue

  • Lecture: Mon 2:30pm - 4:15pm, SC LG23; Wed 2:30pm - 3:15pm, SC LG23
  • Tutorial: Wed 3:30pm - 4:15pm, SC LG23

Course Description

This is a second course on Abstract Algebra. In this course, we will discuss more advanced topics in group theory and ring theory which include:

- Normal subgroups; quotient groups

- Isomorphism theorems; subgroup series

- 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 2070/2078.


  • D. Dummit and R. Foote, Abstract Algebra, 3rd edition, John Wiley and Sons.


  • P. Aluffi, Algebra: Chapter 0, Graduate Studies in Mathematics V.104, American Mathematical Society.
  • M. Artin, Algebra, 2nd edition, Prentice Hall.
  • J. Fraleigh, A First Course in Abstract Algebra, 7th edition, Addison-Wesley.

Lecture Notes

Tutorial Notes



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