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This page incorporates links to various documents associated to courses I have taught or am teaching. Anyone interested is welcome to download my notes for the following courses:
* Rings and Fields (a 3rd year ordinary level course on modern algebra)
* Algebra 1 (an advanced level version of Rings and Fields, with an introduction to Galois Theory)
* Vector Spaces (2nd year advanced)
* Euclidean Reflection Groups (notes written for a 2nd year advanced course)
* Group Representation Theory (3rd year advanced)
* Introduction to Modern Algebra (2nd year normal)
Note that although this material is freely available for students of the University of Sydney, nevertheless I retain copyright. People who are not students of the University are permitted to download it, but for private use only.

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Consultation times

To find out when I am available, check my personal timetable.

Lecture courses

In Semester 1 of 2006 I am teaching MATH3962 "Rings, Fields and Galois Theory". Some information relating to courses I have taught in the past appears below.

Maths 2008: Introduction to Modern Algebra
web page

Maths 3010: Information Theory
This unit, developed by Nigel O'Brian, has now essentially been incorporated in MATH3067.

Math3901: Metric Spaces
web page

Math3009: Number Theory
web page

Math3902: Algebra 1
This unit has been superseded by MATH3962 "Rings, Fields and Galois Theory".
The lecture notes Rings, Fields and an Introduction to Galois Theory are still used in the new unit.

Math3002: Rings and Fields
An Undergraduate Course in Abstract Algebra. Note that MATH3002 has been superseded by MATH3062.

Group representation theory
(Lecture notes from a 3rd year course I gave in 1997. They are rife with misprints, I'm afraid.)

Solutions to Tutorial 1 and Tutorial 5.

Math2902: Linear Algebra (advanced)
There is a web page, and also a book of lecture notes: Vector Space Theory.

Euclidean reflection groups
Aspects of Symmetry

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