MATH 355 Spring 2015 Abstract Algebra (Q)

Also offered Fall 2014

Algebra gives us the tools to solve equations. Sets such as the integers or real numbers have special properties which make algebra work or not work according to the circumstances. In this course, we generalize algebraic processes and the sets upon which they operate in order to better understand, theoretically, when equations can and cannot be solved. We define and study the abstract algebraic structures called groups, rings and fields, as well as the concepts of factor group, quotient ring, homomorphism, isomorphism, and various types of field extensions.
Class Format: lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based primarily on problem sets and exams
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Prerequisites: MATH 250 or permission of instructor
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Divisional Attributes: Division III,Quantitative and Formal Reasoning
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Enrollment Limit: 45
Expected Enrollment: 30
Class Number: 3458
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MATH 355 - 01 (S) LEC Abstract Algebra (Q) Division 3: Science and MathematicsQuantitative and Formal Reasoning Susan R. Loepp
MWF 10:00 AM-10:50 AM 3458 Open
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