Driven primarily through the lens of linear algebra, this unit provides an abstract development of standard algebraic structures: groups, rings, and vector spaces. Topics include: linear transformations, non-singularity and invertibility; isomorphism and homomorphism theorems; the algebra of linear transformations; polynomial ideals and the division algorithm; determinants and permutations; invariant subspaces, projection operators, minimal polynomials and the primary decomposition theorem.
|Unit name||Algebra 3|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Jeremy Sumner|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Construct logical, clearly presented and rigorous mathematical derivations and arguments which incorporate deductive reasoning.
- Demonstrate a well-developed knowledge of the principles and concepts of abstract algebra.
- Recognise applied problems which can be solved using the abstract techniques developed in the unit.
- Self-direct further learning to extend existing mathematical knowledge in abstract algebra and other mathematical areas.
- Communicate mathematical ideas effectively using verbal and written expression.
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PrerequisitesKMA251 OR KMA254
3 x 1-hr lectures, 1 x 1-hr tutorial
|Assessment||Mid-semester test (20%)|Weekly assignments (20%)|
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