M. Roth | Winter 2018
Tue: 13:00–14:30, Jeff 319
Thurs: 11:30–13:00, Jeff 319
Grading Scheme:
40% Homework (Best 10 out of 12)
30% Take home exam
30% Written Final
Algebra is a subject with extremely concrete origins: it is the language of the everyday manipulation of symbols,
and the solution of equations. It is the language of computation in coordinates, of differential operators, and of
symmetries.
At the same time, it can be quite abstract; modern algebra is also the language of relations between objects,
sometimes divorced from the objects themselves.
This course is the second part of the graduate core algebra sequence. Its aim is to introduce
the algebraic concepts which are common knowledge for the working mathematician, and to make the
link between the abstract definitions and their concrete incarnations.
The emphasis in the course will be on
understanding ideas rather than speeding through the material. The following outline
of topics is therefore likely to change.
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