Undergraduate Course: Topics in Noncommutative Algebra (MATH11143)
Course Outline
School  School of Mathematics 
College  College of Science and Engineering 
Credit level (Normal year taken)  SCQF Level 11 (Year 5 Undergraduate) 
Availability  Available to all students 
SCQF Credits  10 
ECTS Credits  5 
Summary  NB. This course is delivered *biennially* with the next instance being in 201617. It is anticipated that it would then be delivered every other session thereafter.
While commutative algebra captures and generalizes the essential properties of numbers and functions, noncommutative algebra enters naturally when studying collections of transformations and operators in diverse contexts throughout mathematics, physics and beyond. Students will learn some of the many methods and techniques in noncommutative algebra, highlighting interesting examples, key constructions, and important special classes of noncommutative algebras and their actions on linear spaces. 
Course description 
The syllabus will vary from year to year. Possible topics include:
 Artinian rings
 Noncommutative noetherian rings
 Category theory
 Growth of groups and algebras
 Radicals of rings and algebras

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Prerequisites 
Students MUST have passed:
Honours Algebra (MATH10069) It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed
Group and Galois Theory (MATH10078)

Corequisites  
Prohibited Combinations  
Other requirements  Students should have taken MATH10017 Commutative Algebra.
This course is designed so as to be independent of MATH11143 Topics in Ring and Representation Theory, so that students may take either course, or both. 
Information for Visiting Students
Prerequisites  Visiting students are advised to check that they have studied the material covered in the syllabus of any prerequisite course listed above before enrolling 
High Demand Course? 
Yes 
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered 
Learning Outcomes
1. State important theorems in noncommutative algebra and explain key steps in their proof.
2. Provide examples of several different kinds of noncommutative algebras.
3. Provide examples of noncommutative algebras acting on linear spaces.
4. Demonstrate comprehension by solving unseen problems in noncommutative algebra.

Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills 
Not entered 
Keywords  TNA 
Contacts
Course organiser  Dr Harry Braden
Tel: (0131 6)50 5072
Email: Harry.Braden@ed.ac.uk 
Course secretary  Mr Martin Delaney
Tel: (0131 6)50 6427
Email: Martin.Delaney@ed.ac.uk 

