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MA50237: Group theory

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Mathematical Sciences
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 25%, EX 75%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 25%)
  • Examination (EX 75%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Mandatory extra work (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To provide the students with a solid introduction to group theory and a broad range of examples of finite and infinite groups.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this unit, the students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic theory of groups covered in the course. They should be able to work with the various constructions and tools developed like quotient groups, groups actions and Sylow Theory. They should be able to demonstrate an indepth understanding of the subject through assessed coursework.

Numeracy T/F A
Problem Solving T/F A
Written and Spoken Communication F (in tutorials)

Normal subgroups, congruences and quotient groups. Homomorphisms, isomorphisms and the Isomorphisms Theorems. Simple groups. Permutation groups and the simplicity of the alternating groups. Group actions and the Orbit Stabilizer Theorem. Conjugacy classes (icluding in Sn). Sylow Theory. The structure of abelian groups. Solvable groups.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MA50237 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Mathematical Sciences
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
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