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
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Mathematics

Jeremy Sumner

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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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.


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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 180 minute lecture weekly, 1 x 60 minute tutorial weekly


AT1 - Assignments (weekly) (20%)

AT2 - Mid semester test (20%)

AT3 - Exam (3-hours) (60%)

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