# Spring 2012 MATH 113 001 LEC

Section | Days/Time | Location | Instructor | CCN |
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001 LEC | MWF 2-3P | 3 EVANS | FUCHS, E D | 54269 |

Units/Credit | Final Exam Group | Enrollment |
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4 | 6: TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012 1130-230P | Limit:48 Enrolled:45 Waitlist:0 Avail Seats:3 [on 05/03/12] |

**Syllabus:** Abstract Algebra (a.k.a. just Algebra) is a beautiful
subject which will arm you with tools that will prove indispensable in a
very broad range of mathematics courses (from geometry to number
theory) in the future. By the end of the semester, we will cover the
basics of groups, rings, and fields. Basically, these are all sets which
come together with certain operations: a group is a set with one
binary operation which abides by some rules; a ring is a set with two
binary operations which abide by some rules; and a field is a kind of
special ring.

For many students this course may be the first (or one of the first)
course in which they are challenged to think like a mathematician:
through homeworks, exams, and hopefully discussions with classmates,
students will become comfortable with creating and writing rigorous
mathematical proofs. This skill is essential to *all* upper division courses in mathematics, and to any mathematician in general.

**Course Webpage:** http://math.berkeley.edu/~efuchs/113/