 Chapter 0: Preliminaries
 Chapter 1: Introduction to Groups
 Chapter 10: Group Homomorphisms
 Chapter 11: Fundamental Theorem of Finite Abelian Groups
 Chapter 12: Introduction to Rings
 Chapter 13: Integral Domains
 Chapter 14: Ideals and Factor Rings
 Chapter 15: Ring Homomorphisms
 Chapter 16: Polynomial Rings
 Chapter 17: Factorization of Polynomials
 Chapter 18: Divisibility in Integral Domains
 Chapter 19: Vector Spaces
 Chapter 2: Groups
 Chapter 20: Extension Fields
 Chapter 21: Algebraic Extensions
 Chapter 22: Finite Fields
 Chapter 23: Geometric Constructions
 Chapter 24: Sylow Theorems
 Chapter 25: Finite Simple Groups
 Chapter 26: Generators and Relations
 Chapter 27: Symmetry Groups
 Chapter 28: Frieze Groups and Crystallographic Groups
 Chapter 29: Symmetry and Counting
 Chapter 3: Finite Groups; Subgroups
 Chapter 30: Cayley Digraphs of Groups
 Chapter 31: Introduction to Algebraic Coding Theory
 Chapter 32: An Introduction to Galois Theory
 Chapter 33: Cyclotomic Extensions
 Chapter 4: Cyclic Groups
 Chapter 5: Permutation Groups
 Chapter 6: Isomorphisms
 Chapter 7: Cosets and Lagrange’s Theorem
 Chapter 8: External Direct Products
 Chapter 9: Normal Subgroups and Factor Groups
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Associative Law (AB)C = A(BC).
Parentheses can be removed to leave ABC.

Augmented matrix [A b].
Ax = b is solvable when b is in the column space of A; then [A b] has the same rank as A. Elimination on [A b] keeps equations correct.

Basis for V.
Independent vectors VI, ... , v d whose linear combinations give each vector in V as v = CIVI + ... + CdVd. V has many bases, each basis gives unique c's. A vector space has many bases!

Block matrix.
A matrix can be partitioned into matrix blocks, by cuts between rows and/or between columns. Block multiplication ofAB is allowed if the block shapes permit.

Change of basis matrix M.
The old basis vectors v j are combinations L mij Wi of the new basis vectors. The coordinates of CI VI + ... + cnvn = dl wI + ... + dn Wn are related by d = M c. (For n = 2 set VI = mll WI +m21 W2, V2 = m12WI +m22w2.)

Cofactor Cij.
Remove row i and column j; multiply the determinant by (I)i + j •

Fourier matrix F.
Entries Fjk = e21Cijk/n give orthogonal columns FT F = nI. Then y = Fe is the (inverse) Discrete Fourier Transform Y j = L cke21Cijk/n.

Full column rank r = n.
Independent columns, N(A) = {O}, no free variables.

GaussJordan method.
Invert A by row operations on [A I] to reach [I AI].

Hermitian matrix A H = AT = A.
Complex analog a j i = aU of a symmetric matrix.

Identity matrix I (or In).
Diagonal entries = 1, offdiagonal entries = 0.

Incidence matrix of a directed graph.
The m by n edgenode incidence matrix has a row for each edge (node i to node j), with entries 1 and 1 in columns i and j .

Nullspace N (A)
= All solutions to Ax = O. Dimension n  r = (# columns)  rank.

Random matrix rand(n) or randn(n).
MATLAB creates a matrix with random entries, uniformly distributed on [0 1] for rand and standard normal distribution for randn.

Rank r (A)
= number of pivots = dimension of column space = dimension of row space.

Rayleigh quotient q (x) = X T Ax I x T x for symmetric A: Amin < q (x) < Amax.
Those extremes are reached at the eigenvectors x for Amin(A) and Amax(A).

Schur complement S, D  C A } B.
Appears in block elimination on [~ g ].

Schwarz inequality
Iv·wl < IIvll IIwll.Then IvTAwl2 < (vT Av)(wT Aw) for pos def A.

Symmetric matrix A.
The transpose is AT = A, and aU = a ji. AI is also symmetric.

Vector space V.
Set of vectors such that all combinations cv + d w remain within V. Eight required rules are given in Section 3.1 for scalars c, d and vectors v, w.