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MT2505   Abstract Algebra

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 8

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 11.00 am Mon (odd weeks), Wed and Fri

This main purpose of this module is to introduce the key concepts of modern abstract algebra: groups, rings and fields. Emphasis will be placed on the rigourous development of the material and the proofs of important theorems in the foundations of group theory. This module forms the prerequisite for later modules in algebra. It is recommended that students in the Faculties of Arts and Divinity take an even number of the 15-credit 2000-level MT modules.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): "before taking this module you must pass MT1002. If MT1002 has not been passed, advanced higher mathematics (at grade a) or A-Level further mathematics (at grade a) or admission to a fast track mmath programme. "

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2.5 hours of lectures (x 10 weeks), 1-hour tutorial (x 5 weeks), 1-hour examples class (x 5 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 35

Guided independent study hours: 115

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 70%, Coursework = 30%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 70%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 30%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr J D Mitchell
Module teaching staff: Dr J D Mitchell, Dr C Bleak