Group Theory Seminar

This 7-week seminar is an introduction to the basics of group theory. In this seminar we will focus on defining and understanding groups: how they are constructed and how they interact with the rest of the world. This seminar is not intended to be a complete group theory course (which is a core component of a college undergraduate mathematics curriculum), but rather is intended to give strong high school students a first look at the most important concepts and examples of this very vast subject.

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There are no classes May 29 or July 4.

Lessons

Lesson 1 Symmetry
Lesson 2 Examples of Groups
Lesson 3 Cyclic Groups
Lesson 4 Abelian Groups
Lesson 5 Group Actions
Lesson 6 Orbits and Burnside
Lesson 7 Polya Counting and Cayley Graphs

Great course. As a senior in high school I decided to take this course as I had never been exposed to math that required problem solving in my education, let alone discrete math. With this class I went from almost no discrete math knowledge (and commensurately poor problem solving skills) to a place where I will be taking the 400-level combinatorics sequence at my University in a few months and have had concurrent improvement in my problem solving ability.

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