Math 350: Groups, Rings, and Fields (Fall 2019)

Instructor: Nathan Pflueger

This course is an introduction to abstract algebra, a central pillar of modern mathematics that concerns generalizations of the familiar addition and multiplication operations from ordinary arithmetic. The course focuses on three types of algebraic structures: groups, rings, and fields. For each structure, we study certain transformations between such structures, a library of important examples, and ways to construct one object from another. Time permitting, we will discuss several applications of abstract algebra, including a preview of public-key cryptography.

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Problem sets will be posted here. All problem sets are due at 10pm, via Gradescope.