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MATH 131
Introduction to Abstract Algebra
Fall

This course introduces mathematical proof techniques in the context of Abstract Algebra. Set theory, logic, equivalence relations, and proof techniques are interwoven with basic number theory and modular congruence in the integers and in polynomial rings. Other topics include criteria for reducibility and irreducibility in polynomial rings over the rational, the real, and the complex numbers; the quotient of a polynomial ring; abstract rings, subrings, and ring homomorphisms and isomorphisms; and ideals and quotient rings. Basic group theory is included as time permits.

Course Credit:
4

Instructor(s):
Maia Averett, Steven Givant, Barbara Li Santi, Zvezdelina Stankova

Prerequisite:
MATH 048

Note(s):
The instructor may waive the prerequisites for exceptional students.

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P: 510.430.2226
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E: mathematics@mills.edu

Last Updated: 6/23/17