Algebra 2B 
Level 2

Semester 2 in 2016/17


General course information and handouts
This unit introduces ring theory and provides a thorough structure theory of linear operators on a finite dimensional vector space.

Class times and locations
The lectures take place on Wednesdays at 10:15 (EB1.1), Thursdays at 15:15 (EB1.1) and Fridays at 14:15 (EB1.1).

Weekly schedule, lecture notes and Panopto link
Here are the lecture notes for the whole course: lecture notes

Here is a link to the Panopto lectures (search for "ALG 2B: Algebra 2B" in the Everything folder).

Homework assignments
Please submit solutions each Thursday by 3pm to the pigeonholes near the lifts on the ground floor of 4W.

Books that you might find useful
There are a few books in the library that cover some or all of the content of the course, but there are too few copies given how large the class is. For this reason, everything you need is in the typed lecture notes. Nevertheless, just in case, two of the most relevant books are:
Exam information and past papers
Here is some useful information about the exam that I'll update repeatedly through the semester: You'll also find it helpful to look at the past papers for this unit; I wrote only the exams from 2013/14 and 2015/16. Here I highlight the questions that you needn't worry about:


Department of Mathematical Sciences,
University of Bath, Claverton Down,
Bath BA2 7AY.
Office: 4W 3.49
Phone: 01225 385327
Email: a.craw at bath dot ac dot uk