Course Text: Fourier Analysis on Finite Groups and Applications.
Audrey Terras, London Mathematical Society Student Texts 43.
Cambridge University Press 1999.
Lecture: Section 001 (3) MW 4:005:15 Maybank 219.
This course
introduces basic concepts of abstract algebra and its
applications. Topics include sets, relations,
functions; introduction to graphs; group theory, LaGrange's
theorem, the homomorphism theorems, applications to coding
theory and connections with graph theory; Boolean algebra,
with applications to combinatorial circuits.
Graduate Mathematics
Program Student Learning Outcomes:
Students are expected to display a thorough understanding of
the topics covered. In particular, students will be able to
1.
Demonstrate a high level of mastery in Applied Algebra.
These outcomes will be assessed on the final exam.
I will assign some homework problems
as the course
progresses and I will post solutions to most of the exercises on
OAKS.
Midterm exams: Wednesday, February 12, and Wednesday, March 26.
Final Exam : The final will on Friday, April 25 04:0007:00 P.M. (Maybank 219).
Note: Make up tests will be given only under extraordinary circumstances. If you miss an exam, you must obtain a written excuse from the Dean of the Graduate School.
Grading Policy: There will be two midterms as
indicated above. Each
midterm will be worth 20%, the final will be worth 40% and the
homework 20%. The lower bound percentages for the
various grades are given below:













