# MA377 - Rings and Modules

**Module code:**MA377**Module name:**Rings and Modules**Department:**Mathematics Institute**Credit:**15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

## Module content and teaching

###### Principal aims

A ring is an important fundamental concept in algebra and includes integers, polynomials and matrices as some of the basic examples. Ring theory has applications in number theory and geometry. A module over a ring is a generalization of vector space over a field. The study of modules over a ring R provides us with an insight into the structure of R. In this module we shall develop ring and module theory leading to the fundamental theorems of Wedderburn and some of its applications.This module aims to realise the importance of rings and modules as central objects in algebra and to study some applications.

###### Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the course the student should understand:The importance of ring as a fundamental object in algebra; The concept of a module as a generalisation of a vector space and an Abelian group; Constructions such as direct sum, product and tensor product; Simple modules, Schur's lemma; Semisimple modules, artinian modules, their endomorphisms. Examples; Radical, simple and semisimple artinian rings. Examples; The Artin-Wedderburn theorem; The concept of central simple algebras, the Brauer group.

###### Departmental link

http://go.warwick.ac.uk/MA377/

###### Other essential notes

MA106 Linear Algebra, familiarity with elementary group theory and the ring theory part of MA245 Algebra II is desirable.

## Module assessment

Assessment group | Assessment name | Percentage |
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15 CATS (Module code: MA377-15) | ||

D (Assessed/examined work) | Assessed work | 15% |

3 hour examination (April) | 85% |

## Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

###### Core

N/A

###### Optional Core

- Undergraduate Mathematics and Philosophy (GV17) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Philosophy with Specialism in Logic and Foundations (GV19) - Year 4

###### Optional

- Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc MMathPhys) (FG33) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics (BSc) (G100) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics with Intercalated Year (G101) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe (G106) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe (G106) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (BSc MMathStat) (G1G3) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (BSc MMathStat) (G1G3) - Year 4
- Postgraduate Taught Mathematics (G1P0) - Year 2
- Postgraduate Taught Mathematics (Diploma plus MSc) (G1PC) - Year 2
- Postgraduate Taught Interdisciplinary Mathematics (Diploma plus MSc) (G1PD) - Year 2
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G300) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G300) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30A) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30A) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30A) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30B) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30B) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30B) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30C) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30C) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30C) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30D) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30D) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30D) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30E) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30E) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30E) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30F) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30F) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30F) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30G) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30G) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30G) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30H) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30H) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30H) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics (G4G1) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics with Intercalated Year (G4G2) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics (G4G3) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (BSc) (GG14) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (with Intercalated Year) (GG17) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (GL11) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (with Intercalated Year) (GL12) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Philosophy with Specialism in Logic and Foundations (GV19) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (Y602) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics,Economics (with Intercalated Year) (Y603) - Year 4