MATH3353Computational Algebra3 ch (3C)

Topics in abstract algebra are approached from the perspective of what can be computed using such software packages as Maple, Macaulay and GAP. The topics covered will be selected from: Grobner bases, resultants, solving polynomial equations, invariant theory of finite groups, and the exact solution of differential equations. The course work will include a mixture of problem sets emphasizing theory and practical lab assignments.

Prerequisites: one of MATH 1013 or MATH 1063 , and one of MATH 1503 or MATH 2213