**Duration:**

**Number of lectures per week:** 3

**Assessment:** Continuous assessment through four
short examinations spread over the academic year.

**End-of-year Examination:** No annual examination. Those who fail through continuous
assessment must take a supplemental examination (in September)

**Description: **
Introduction to groups.

Functions, homomorphisms, quotient groups.

Introduction to rings and fields.

Introduction to linear algebra.

**Textbooks:**
John R. Durbin, *Modern algebra - an introduction*

John B. Fraleigh, *A first course in abstract algebra*

May 6, 1999