Listed in: Mathematics and Statistics, as MATH-350
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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 211 and either 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: Professor Call. Spring semester: Professor Contreras.
How to handle overenrollment: Preference is given to seniors who have taken MATH 355. Students may be moved to another section that fits their course schedule.
Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Problem sets, In-class or take-home quizzes or exams, May include in-class group work.