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Algebra IIIB - MATH338

This unit further develops the theory of algebraic structures commenced in MATH337, and involves the study of a selection of topics in field theory as well as a study of algorithms used in the application of linear algebra to the practical computational solution of real-world problems. The field theory strand develops the basic theory, including the notion of irreducibility of polynomials, simple, algebraic and transcendental extensions, and the tower law. The ideas of group theory studied in MATH337 are then applied to the study of field extensions via the notion of automorphisms, culminating in the study of the Galois correspondence theorem. The numerical linear algebra strand focuses on the study of large matrices and the use of matrix decomposition techniques appropriate to the computation of approximate solutions of the kinds of differential equations with specified boundary conditions that commonly arise in problems in science and engineering.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Mathematics staff




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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Faculty of Science and Engineering

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