Fall 2016

Groups, Rings and Fields

Listed in: Mathematics and Statistics, as MATH-350

Formerly listed as: MATH-26


Gabriel E. Sosa Castillo (Section 01)


A brief consideration of properties of sets, mappings, and the system of integers, followed by an introduction to the theory of groups and rings including the principal theorems on homomorphisms and the related quotient structures; integral domains, fields, polynomial rings. Four class hours per week. 

Requisite: MATH 271 or 272 or consent of the instructor. Students with a grade of B+ or lower in linear algebra are encouraged to take another 200-level course with proofs before taking MATH 350. Limited to 25 students. Fall semester: Visiting Professor Sosa Castillo. Spring: Visiting Professor Juul.

If Overenrolled: In the Fall, preference will be given to MATH majors

Cost: $25 main book, 26 + 12 for recommended books ?

MATH 350 - LEC

Section 01
M 02:00 PM - 02:50 PM SMUD 205
F 02:00 PM - 02:50 PM SMUD 205

MATH 350 - DIS

Section 01
Tu 02:30 PM - 03:20 PM MERR 300A

MATH 350 - L/D

Section 01
W 02:00 PM - 02:50 PM MERR 300A

This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
Abstract Algebra: Theory and Applications Orthogonal Pub Thomas Judson download free at http://abstract.ups.edu/download/aata-20150812.pdf TBD
A book of Abstract Algebra Dover Charles Pinter recommended TBD
The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking Princeton Univ Press Edward Burger and Michael Starboard recommended TBD


2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2016, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022