These are the lecture notes for the algebra part of the MT2002 module. This part will consist of (about) 24 lectures, 10 tutorials, 2 projects using Maple and GAP, and some additional sessions.

The literature for the algebra part is as follows:

**R.B.J.T. Allenby,**- Rings, Fields and Groups, Edward Arnold, 1983.
**T.S. Blyth and E.F. Robertson,**- Essential Student Algebra, Volume 3: Abstract Algebra, Chapman and Hall, 1986.
**T.S. Blyth and E.F. Robertson,**- Algebra Through Practice, Book 3: Groups, Rings and Fields, Cambridge University Press, 1984.
**D.A.R. Wallace,**- Groups, Rings and Fields, Springer, 1998.

The assessment for this module will consist of a continuous assessment component (30%), and a three hour written exam at the end of semester (70%). The continuous assessment component will consist of two class tests, and three Microlab Assignments.

Edmund F Robertson

11 September 2006