# MA3615 Groups and Symmetry

There will be a revision session on Tuesday 3rd May 10:00-12:00 in room CG03.

### Exercises

Here are copies of the exercise sheets given out so far.

### Assessments

This module has two components, a coursework component (20% of your final mark) and an exam component (80% of your final mark). To pass this module, you must obtain a minimum mark of 40% in EACH component.

The coursework component consists of an open book class test and a coursework to take home.

The open book class test took place on Thursday 10 February 2011 from 11:00 to 11:50 in CG03. The test covered the lectures for weeks 1-3 and Exercise sheets 1 and 2. If you would like more exercises to practice before the test, please look at questions 1,2,4 & 5 in last year's coursework below.

The results of the test are now on Cityspace. Here are the statistics: average: 20.34/30, lowest mark: 8/30, lower quartile: 17/30, median: 20/30, upper quartile: 24/30, highest mark: 30/30.

The coursework with solutions can be found below.

The results of the coursework are now on Cityspace. Here are the statistics: average: 87%, lowest mark: 67%, lower quartile: 84%, median: 85%, upper quartile: 88%, highest mark: 100%.

Students who wish to get their coursework script back for revision can come and pick it up from my office (C128) at one of the following times: 31 March and 5-7 April between 10:00 and 12:00.

The exam will take place on 13 May 2011.

### Books

Those who would like another exposition of the material in this course (or simply a few more worked examples) may wish to look at some of the following books.
• Armstrong M.A., Groups and Symmetry (Springer)
• Durbin J.R., Modern Algebra An Introduction (Wiley)
• Fraleigh J.B., A First course in Abstract Algebra (Addison-Wesley)
• Gallian J.G., Contemporary Abstract Algebra (Heath)

### Past exam papers

Past exam papers are published for illustrative purposes only. They can be used as a study aid but do not provide a definitive guide to either the format of the next exam, the topics that will be examined or the style of questions that will be set. Students should not expect their own exam to be directly comparable with previous papers. Remember that a degree requires an amount of self-study, reading around topics, and lateral thinking - particularly at the higher level modules and for higher marks. Specific guidance for your exam will be given by the lecturer.