Spring 2012 MATH 113 001 LEC

Introduction to Abstract Algebra
Schedule: 
SectionDays/TimeLocationInstructorCCN
001 LECMWF 2-3P 3 EVANSFUCHS, E D54269
Units/CreditFinal Exam GroupEnrollment
46: TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012 1130-230PLimit:48 Enrolled:45 Waitlist:0 Avail Seats:3 [on 05/03/12]
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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/