Fall 2019 - MATH 340 D100

Algebra II: Rings and Fields (3)

Class Number: 4049

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    WMC 3260, Burnaby

    We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    WMC 3260, Burnaby

    Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    WMC 3260, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 4, 2019
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    SSCB 9201, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    MATH 240 (or MATH 232 with a grade of at least B).



The integers, fundamental theorem of arithmetic. Equivalence relations, modular arithmetic. Univariate polynomials, unique factorization. Rings and fields. Units, zero divisors, integral domains. Ideals, ring homomorphisms. Quotient rings, the ring isomorphism theorem. Chinese remainder theorem. Euclidean, principal ideal, and unique factorization domains. Field extensions, minimal polynomials. Classification of finite fields. Students with credit for MATH 332 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.


Integers and Modular Arithmetic and Polynomials
Integer division and the Euclidean algorithm
The primes and the fundamental theorem of arithmetic
Modular arithmetic and applications
Polynomial arithmetic and factorization

Rings, Domains, and Fields
Ring and field axioms
Zero divisors, units, integral domains and fields
The complex numbers and the fundamental theorem of algebra  

Ring Isomorphisms, Ideals, and Homomorphisms
Ring Homomorphisms
Functions, equivalence relations
Ideals and Kernels
Rings of Cosets
The Isomorphism Theorem for rings
Direct Product rings
Chinese Remainder Theorem

Field Extensions
Finite and Algebraic Extensions
Minimal polynomials
Classification of Finite fields


  • Assignments (Weekly assignments, weighted equally) 15%
  • Midterm/In-Class Quiz 25%
  • Final Exam 60%



A First Course in Abstract Algebra: Rings, Groups, and Fields
Marlow Anderson and Todd Feil
3E/2014 CRC Press LLC
ISBN: 9781482245523


Abstract Algebra
Dummit and Foote
3E/2003 Wiley
ISBN: 978-0471433347

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