MATH 3560

MATH 3560

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A geometric introduction to the algebraic theory of groups, through the study of symmetries of planar patterns and 3-dimensional regular polyhedra. Besides studying these algebraic and geometric objects themselves, the course also provides an introduction to abstract mathematical thinking and mathematical proofs, serving as a bridge to the more advanced 4000-level courses. Abstract concepts covered include: axioms for groups; subgroups and quotient groups; isomorphisms and homomorphisms; conjugacy; group actions, orbits, and stabilizers. These are all illustrated concretely through the visual medium of geometry.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: MATH 2210, MATH 2230, MATH 2310, or MATH 2940. Prior knowledge of group theory is not a prerequisite.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7955 MATH 3560   LEC 001

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