Pre-requisites: MAS110, MAS111, MAS114

MAS111, MAS114

Co-requisites: MAS211

Aims/Description: This unit continues the study of abstract algebra begun in MAS114, going further with the study of groups, and introducing the concepts of a ring, which generalises the properties of the integers, and a vector space, which generalises the techniques introduced in linear algebra to many more examples. As well as demonstrating the interest and power of abstraction, this course is vital to further studies in most of pure mathematics, including algebraic geometry and topology, functional analysis and Galois theory.

Staff Contact: MARSH SAMUEL
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Classroom testing

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