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The instructor for this course in Fall 2022 is Sarah Frei. See the Course Information for contact info.

Course Description

This course will provide an introduction to fundamental algebraic structures, and may include significant applications. The majority of the course will consist of an introduction to the basic algebraic structures of groups and rings. Additional work will consist either of the development of further algebraic structures or applications of the previously developed theory to areas such as coding theory or crystallography.

As a result of the variable syllabus, this course may not serve as an adequate prerequisite for Math 81. Students who contemplate taking Math 81 should consider taking Math 71 instead of this course.