CLASS HOURS AND LOCATION: MWF 10:00-11:00 AM, RLM 9.166

OFFICE HOURS: Tue 9:30-11:00 AM

TEXTBOOK: D. Dummit and R. Foote, Abstract Algebra, Third Edition, Wiley 2004. Check out Foote's web page for the errata.

SYLLABUS: This is the first part of the prelim algebra sequence. See here. We will cover parts I and II and some of part III of the book. This will include: Groups (groups, subgroups, quotient groups, group actions, direct products, solvable groups) and Rings (rings, domains, PIDs, UFDs, polynomial rings, modules, modules over PIDs).

PREREQUISITES: None, but students who haven't had abstract algebra before are encouraged to talk to the instructor before registering.

EXAMS: A midterm on Friday, October 16th, in class and a comprehensive final exam on Thursday, December 10th, 9:00-12:00 in RLM 9.166.

HOMEWORK: I will assign homework on a weekly basis and it will be due following week, unless otherwise stipulated. No late homework will be accepted. The two lowest homework grades will be dropped.

GRADES: 30% homework + 30% midterm + 40% final.

- Section 1.1, problems 6,7,15,29. Section 1.3, problems 2,9,12,16. Section 1.4, problem 10. Section 1.6, problems 1,11,18. Due 9/9.
- Section 1.1, problems 22, 31. Section 1.6, problems 2,4. Section 1.7, problems 8, 10. Section 2.1, problems 1, 5, 8, 10. Section 2.3, problem 16. Due 9/16.
- Section 3.1, problems 3,5,11,19,33. Section 3.2, problems 5,8,18. Section 3.3, problems 3,7. Due 9/23.
- Section 3.4, problems 2,12. Section 4.1, problem 8. Section 4.2, 2, 4, 8, 10. Section 4.3, problems 2, 7, 8. Due 9/30.
- Section 4.4, problems 2,15. Section 4.5, problems 5, 15, 20, 25, 35, 45. Section 4.6, problem 3. Due 10/7.
- Section 5.1, problem 5. Section 5.2, problem 5, Section 5.4, problem 10 (assignment mistake corrected), Section 5.5, problems 6, 8. Due 10/14.
- Section 7.1, problems 6, 14, 26. Section 7.2, problems 5, 17. Section 7.3, problems 10, 25, 33. Due 10/28.
- Section 7.4, problems 14, 30. Section 7.5, problem 5. Section 8.1, problem 10. Section 8.2, problem 7. Section 8.3, problems 6, 11. Due 11/4.
- Section 9.1, problems 4,14. Section 9.2 problems 4,12. Section 9.3, problem 3. Section 9.4, problems 5,15,19. Due 11/11.
- Section 10.1, problems 8,9,10,12. Section 10.2, problem 9. Section 10.3, problems 9,10. Section 11.1, problem 8. Section 11.2, problem 8. Due 11/18.
- Section 12.1, problems 2,5,11. Section 12.2, problems 12, 17, 20. Section 12.3, problems 19,31. Due 11/30. (Warning: assignment was incorrect earlier)

- Review for midterm 10/14.
- Midterm 10/16 covering chapters 1-5.
- No class 11/25.
- Review for final 12/4.
- Final 12/10.