PA

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences

Department: Department of Mathematics

##### Office location and address

306 Kerchof Hall

Charlottesville,
VA
22904

##### Publications

##### Courses

Credits: 4

A rigorous development of the properties of the real numbers and the ideas of calculus including theorems on limits, continuity, differentiability, convergence of infinite series, and the construction of the Riemann integral. Students without prior experience constructing rigorous proofs are encouraged to take Math 3000 before or concurrently with Math 3310. Prerequisite: MATH 1320.

Credits: 3

Review of topics from Math 3351 including vector spaces, bases, dimension, matrices and linear transformations, diagonalization; however, the material is covered in greater depth with emphasis on theoretical aspects. The course continues with more advanced topics including Jordan and rational canonical forms of matrices and introduction to bilinear forms. Additional topics such as modules and tensor products may be included. Prerequisite: MATH 3351

Credits: 3

Structural properties of basic algebraic systems such as groups, rings, and fields. A special emphasis is made on polynomials in one and several variables, including irreducible polynomials, unique factorization, and symmetric polynomials. Time permitting such topics as group representations or algebras over a field may be included. Prerequisites: MATH 3351 or 4651 and MATH 3354 or permission of the instructor.

Credits: 3

Examines categories, functors, abelian catqegories, limits and colimits, chain complexes, homology and cohomology, homological dimension, derived functors, Tor and Ext, group homology, Lie algebra homology, spectral sequences, and calculations. Prerequisite: MATH 5770.

Credits: 3

Studies the Wedderburn theory, commutative algebra, and topics in advanced algebra. Prerequisite: MATH 7751, 7752, or equivalent.

Credits: 3

Further topics in algebra.

Credits: 3

A continuation of the theory presented in MATH 7751 and 7752 intensively training students to apply the theory to proving theorems in algebra, especially in preparation for the General Examination in Algebra. Problems are based on those from past General Exams. This course is offered in the summer and restricted to Mathematics and Graduate Arts and Science students.

Credits: 3

The foundations of commutative algebra, algebraic number theory, or algebraic geometry.

Credits: 1–12

For master's research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.

Credits: 1–12

For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.

Credits: 1–12

The Mathematics Colloquium is held weekly, the sessions being devoted to research activities of students and faculty members, and to reports by visiting mathematicians on current work of interest. For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.