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MATH 456
Representation Theory Fall 2020
Division III Quantative/Formal Reasoning

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Representation theory has applications in fields such as physics (via models for elementary particles), engineering (considering symmetries of structures), and even in voting theory (voting for committees in agreeable societies). This course will introduce the concepts and techniques of the representation theory of finite groups, and will focus on the representation theory of the symmetric group. We will undertake this study through a variety of perspectives, including general representation theory, combinatorial algorithms, and symmetric functions.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 40
Expected: 15
Class#: 2938
Grading: no pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based primarily on homework, in class presentations, and exams
Prerequisites: MATH 355
Enrollment Preferences: junior and senior Math majors
Distributions: Division III Quantative/Formal Reasoning
QFR Notes: This is a 400-level Math course.

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