Math 486: Modern Algebra II, Spring 2008 

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Course Objectives / Big Questions: Is there an abstraction of the ideas running through a number of disparate areas of mathematics which, when accurately defined, gives greater insight into these individual areas? Does this abstraction allow for discoveries which apply to the whole without consideration of the characteristics which distinguish the parts? By reaching the level of abstraction which Modern Algebra provides, we'll explore some of the most beautiful and unifying results in mathematics. Objectives:


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