Catalogue 2012 - 2013

MAMT 566 Algebraic Structures


3 cr.


MAMT 550 or MAMT 554 or permission of the department.

Course Description

Elementary algebra consists of sets of real numbers and their operations with properties such as closure, commutativity, associativity, distributivity, inverses, and identity elements. At the more abstract level, algebraic structures called groups, rings, and fields have some, or all, of the same properties. In this course, we will study these algebraic structures from a general point of view, compare different structures, and try to find relationships between them. We will also examine the applications of these structures in mathematics and the applied sciences.