Hi, I wanna take this course next term. One reason is because I think it will help me with mechanics, classical and quantum, which are taken next year at advanced level.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The problem is I'm taking calc2 atm, and its a listed prereq for this group course. I got all the other prereq's, including linear alg 2 and abstract math intro(number fields and congruences). I don't know if asbtract algebra really requires calc, and my assumption is they want you to have calc 2 in order the have the proper mathematical maturity. Maybe I'm wrong, because I don't know a thing about abstract algebra aside from the bits from linear algebra. I always thought it logical to do algebra before the required calc, as its more fundamental. So can I take this course while concurrently taking calc 2?

Course text: CONTEMPORARY ABSTRACT ALGEBRA by GALLIAN

Course Desrp:

Congruences and fields. Permutations and permutation groups. Linear groups. Abstract groups, homomorphisms, subgroups. Symmetry groups of regular polygons and Platonic solids, wallpaper groups. Group actions, class formula. Cosets, Lagrange’s theorem. Normal subgroups, quotient groups. Classification of finitely generated abelian groups. Emphasis on examples and calculations.

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