Instructor: Brian Osserman
Lectures: MWF 2:00-3:00pm, Room 85 Evans
Course Control Number: 54927
Office: 767 Evans, e-mail:
Office Hours: Tu 2:00-3:00pm, W 1:00-2:00pm, F 3:00-4:00pm (starting 1/24)
GSI: Sami Assaf
GSI Office Hours: WTh 9:30am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-3:30pm, in 891 Evans
Required Text: Beachy/Blair, Abstract Algebra, 3rd edition
Syllabus: We will hopefully cover groups, rings, and fields, with some exploration of Galois theory at the end to tie concepts together.
Grading: 45% homework, 15% x 2 exams, 25% final.
Homework: Homework will be assigned weekly, due on Fridays.
Upcoming lectures: 8.3, 7.6, 8.4
Practice exam #1 Note: (1) is longer than you should expect on the exam, and (3) is substantially longer and more difficult. If you replace $S_4$ by $S_3$ in (3), the problem would be more in line with what to expect on the exam.
Solutions to practice exam #1.
The second exam will be on 3/22, with grades returned by 3/24. As before, one-hour, in-class, closed-book, bring your own blue book.
Practice exam #2
Solutions to practice exam #2.
The final exam will be from 5-8 PM, Saturday 5/13, in 85 Evans. The format will be the same as the previous exams, with 8-10 problems instead of 4. The exam will be comprehensive, but weighted toward material covered since spring break (i.e., fields and Galois theory). Don't forget blue books.
|In lecture||In the book|
|Injective [function]||One-to-one [function]|
|Surjective [function]||Onto [function]|
|Bijective function||One-to-one correspondence|
|Quotient [set, group,ring]||Factor [set, group,ring]|
|Field of fractions||Quotient field|