M 343K M 343K. Introduction to Algebraic Structures. 3 Hours.
Elementary properties of groups and rings, including symmetric groups, properties of the integers, polynomial rings, elementary field theory. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Students who have received a grade of C- or better in Mathematics 373K may not take Mathematics 343K. Prerequisite: Consent of the undergraduate adviser, or two of the following courses with a grade of at least C- in each: Mathematics 325K or Philosophy 313K, Mathematics 328K, Mathematics 341.