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MA951 - Graduate Algebra

Lecturer: Chris Lazda

Term(s): Term 1

Commitment: 30 lectures

Assessment: 20% written homework, 80% final oral exam

Prerequisites: Familiarity with topics from 2nd year undergraduate algebra modules such as MA251 and MA249.

Content: The goal of the module is to provide an opportunity to (re-)visit undergraduate material in algebra from a graduate perspective allowing the students to fill in gaps and broaden their knowledge. We will cover material from commutative and non-commutative ring theory, module theory, category theory, Galois theory, representation theory, multi-linear algebra, and homological algebra.

Format: Lectures will be 10-12 on Wednesdays, and 10-11 on Thursdays in B3.02, and will be streamed live on MS Teams. All lectures will be recorded and made available to the class. I may run an additional examples class if there is demand for it.

References: Lang "Algebra", Hungerford "Algebra", and Dummit and Foote "Abstract Algebra"

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