M 373K M 373K. Algebraic Structures I. 3 Hours.
A study of groups, rings, and fields, including structure theory of finite groups, isomorphism theorems, polynomial rings, and principal ideal domains. 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. Students who receive a grade of C- in one of the prerequisite courses are advised to take Mathematics 343K before attempting 373K. Students planning to take Mathematics 365C and 373K concurrently should consult a mathematics adviser.