Abstract Algebra Open Learning Course

The free video lectures of this course are made available as part of Harvard Extension School's Opening Learning Initiative.

About the Course

Algebra is the language of modern mathematics. This course introduces students to that language through a study of groups, group actions, vector spaces, linear algebra, and the theory of fields. In these free videotaped lectures, Professor Gross presents an array of algebraic concepts.

Harvard Faculty

Benedict Gross, George Vasmer Leverett Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, Harvard University. Gross received his undergraduate and doctorate degrees from Harvard, and taught at Princeton and Brown before joining the Harvard faculty in 1985. He served as dean of Harvard College, chair of the department of mathematics, and as a member of several Harvard curriculum and faculty committees. Among his honors are the Cole Prize from the American Mathematical Society, and a MacArthur Fellowship. He is the co-author of the book The Magic of Numbers with Joe Harris.

The Lecture Videos

The recorded lectures are from the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences course Mathematics 122.

For links to the videos, visit the Abstract Algebra course video page

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