Math-371 Modern Algebra II

Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science Department

COURSE NO./TITLE: MATH-371 (355-371) MODERN ALGEBRA II

CREDIT: 3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Continuation of MATH-370; rings, integral domains, fields, ploynomials, groups, vector space; introduction to algebra of matrices.

Prerequisite: MATH-370.

TEXTBOOK:

  • Abstract Algebra, 6th Ed., by Gallian (adopted 8/06)
  • (Adopted 8/03: Abstract Algebra, 5th Ed., by Gallian)
  • (Adopted 8/00: Modern Algebra, 8th Ed., by Gallian
  • (Used 8/97-5/00: Abstract Algebra, 2nd Ed., by Hungerford. )
  • (Prior to Spring 98: Abstract Algebra, 1st Ed., by Hungerford)

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  1. The student becomes an active participant in formulating rigorous mathematical proofs.
  2. The student sees the structural development of mathematics.
  3. The student sharpens his logical thought processes.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  1. Rings
  2. Integral Domains
  3. Fields
  4. Polynomials
  5. Groups
  6. Vector Spaces
  7. Introduction to the Algebra of Matrices

Revised 8/06