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MT3505   Algebra: Rings and Fields

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 2

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

This module continues the study of algebra begun in the 2000-level module MT2505 Abstract Algebra. It places emphasis on the concept of a ring and their properties, which give insight into concepts of factorisation and divisibility. Important examples such as polynomial rings will be used to motivate and illustrate the theory developed.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass MT2505

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2.5 hours of lectures and 1 tutorial.

Scheduled learning hours: 35

Guided independent study hours: 115

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 90%, Coursework = 10%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 90%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 10%

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

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr S Huczynska
Module teaching staff: Dr S Huczynska