UCLA Olga Radko Endowed Math Circle

1/29/2023 -- Intermediate 1A: Winter - Abstract Algebra for SET - Vector Spaces

Quarter Goals:

  • Learn the basics of abstract algebra
  • Model the card game SET with pure math and Python

Class Logistics:

We will meet from 4-6 pm at Math Sciences 6221

Class Plan:

We review the homework and finish our study of abstract fields.

We next study vector spaces, which are useful in mathematical modeling.

Handouts will be posted after the lesson (handouts 6 and 7 are not homework!)

Required Resources:

Have your children bring a pencil and eraser.

No computers or associated accessories should be brought.

The SET card game is not needed for this lesson.

Homework Due:

Completing Handout 5, which is attached below (and was also passed out in class).

Homework Assigned:

We ask that all the kids click on this Google notebook link and attempt the problems.

Please save a PDF of the kids work and submit this pdf to this submission form by February 5.

See email for technical details.

Contact Information:

Please reach out to the instructors Andy Shen at andyshen55@g.ucla.edu or Naji Sarsam at najisarsam@g.ucla.edu if you have any questions, comments, or concerns!