Module Content

The module covers
  • Introduction to Group Theory,
  • Introduction to Rings and Fields,
  • Introduction to Number Theory,
  • and explains how these topics can be applied to
  • The symmetries of a regular polygon,
  • Cryptography.

Module Coordinates

  • Lecturer: Angela Carnevale
  • Lectures: Monday 12-1 in AC204, Wednesday 12-1 in AC213
  • Tutorials: Wednesday 3-4 in AM121
  • Recomended text: "A First Course in Abstract Algebra", John B. Fraleigh (available at 512.02 FRA)
  • Problem sheet: available here.
  • Module Website: Information and module documents will be posted to this site, which is linked from the Blackboard MA335 Algebraic Structures pages. Blackboard will also be used for announcements and for posting grades.

Module Assessment

  • End of semester examination: 50%.
  • Continuous assessment: 30%.
  • Communications skils: 20%.

Supplementary Material and News

A model paper is avaialble here.

Lecture Notes

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