Courses & Units

Algebra & Real Analysis KMA321



This unit will be offered for the first time in 2022.


This third year, first-semester unit continues the development of crucial mathematical ideas, in particular providing core knowledge in abstract algebra and real analysis. The focus is an appreciation of the unity of algebraic structures appearing across many areas of mathematics and developing a deep understanding of the real number system and its completeness property. This unit is compulsory for the Mathematics major of the BSc.


Unit name Algebra & Real Analysis
Unit code KMA321
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Mathematics
Coordinator Associate Professor Jeremy Sumner
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply fundamental concepts of abstract algebra and analysis, through formulating simple mathematical proofs.
  • Identify and develop solutions to applied problems, using abstract algebra and analysis.
  • Apply logic, reasoning and a variety of communication skills to present mathematical arguments in a clear and precise way.
  • Synthesise the relationships between fundamental algebraic structures, such as rings, groups and fields, and recognise their appearance in a broad range of mathematical contexts.
  • Analyse the conceptual and theoretical fundamentals of sets, sequences, series and functions in the real number system and apply this knowledge to determine their properties, such as compactness, convergence, completeness, and boundedness.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
010101 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,402.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

KMA251, KMA315 and KMA351


Teaching Pattern

1 x 3-hr lecture weekly, 1 x 1-hr tutorial weekly

AssessmentMid-semester test (20%)|Examination (60%)|Weekly Assignments (20%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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