Undergraduate Course: Topics in Ring and Representation Theory (MATH11144)
|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
|Summary||Many modern mathematical avenues of research build on the foundations of linear algebra and group theory studied at Levels 8, 9, and 10 to tackle fundamental questions involving symmetry, invariance, structure, and classification, both within mathematics and throughout the natural sciences. This course develops these important algebraic concepts at an advanced level. Topics are drawn from the areas of ring theory, representation theory and category theory.
The syllabus will vary from year to year. Possible topics include:
- Representations of finite groups
- Homological algebra
- Deformation theory of algebras
- Lie algebras
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Honours Algebra (MATH10069)
||Other requirements|| This course is designed so as to be independent of MATH11143 Topics in Noncommutative Algebra, so that students may take either course, or both.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5,
Summative Assessment Hours 1.5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Coursework 50%, Examination 50%
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Topics in Ring and Representation Theory (MATH11144)||1:30|
| After successful completion of this course, students will understand an advanced topic in algebra at a level suitable for an upper-level undergraduate. Specifically, students will be able to:
1. State important theorems in the topic area and explain key steps in their proof.
2. Explain the underlying definitions in the topic area.
3. Provide examples illustrating these definitions.
4. Demonstrate their comprehension by solving unseen problems in the topic area.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Josť Figueroa-O'Farrill
Tel: (0131 6)50 5066
|Course secretary||Mr Martin Delaney
Tel: (0131 6)50 6427