Undergraduate Course: Interactions in Algebra, Geometry, and Topology (MATH11145)
|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||NB. This course is delivered *biennially* with the next instance being in 2022-23. It is anticipated that it would then be delivered every other session thereafter.
One of the pinnacles of contemporary mathematical practice is the fundamental interaction between algebra, geometry and topology. This course will highlight diverse mathematical topics in these fields which synthesize results and methods across mathematical disciplines.
For 2022/23 the topic of this course is planned to be Sheaf Theory.
Students will learn a subject which bridges at least two mathematical disciplines.
The syllabus will vary from year to year. Possible topics include:
- algebraic curves and surfaces
- differential topology
- projective geometry
- topological field theory
- quantum groups
- Lie groups
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students are advised to check that they have studied the material covered in the syllabus of any pre-requisite course listed above before enrolling.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Coursework 20%, Examination 80%
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Interactions in Algebra, Geometry, and Topology||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Interactions in Algebra, Geometry, and Topology (MATH11145)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Explain the subject's underlying definitions and essential constructions.
- Provide examples illustrating these definitions and constructions.
- Understand frameworks for translating problems between disciplines, and demonstrate this understanding by explaining key steps in establishing the framework.
- Learn to apply key results as a problem-solving tool, and demonstrate this understanding by analysing key examples.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Clark Barwick
Tel: (0131 6)50 5073
|Course secretary||Mr Martin Delaney
Tel: (0131 6)50 6427