Math 332: Abstract Algebra, Spring 2015

MTWF 10-10:50am, Library 389

Office Hours: TW 11-noon, θ 2:30-3:30pm, Library 313

Textbook: Abstract Algebra, 3rd edition, by Dummit and Foote.

syllabus.pdf / syllabus.tex

Compiled course notes: notes.pdf. Click on a day of the week to get notes for that day.

Week 1: Jan. 26 - 30

Homework due Monday, Feb. 2

Week 2: Feb. 2 - 6

Homework due Monday, Feb. 9

Week 3: Feb. 9-13

Homework due Monday, Feb. 16

Week 4: Feb. 16-20

Homework due Monday, Feb. 23

Week 5: Feb. 23-27

Homework due Monday, March 2

Week 6: March 2-6

Review exercises

Week 7: March 9-13 (guest instructor: Dave Perkinson!)

Homework due Monday, March 16

Math 332 concepts we have covered or [will cover] explicitly mentioned at Oberwolfach this week:

Week 8: March 16-20

Homework due Monday, March 30

Spring Break: March 21-29

Week 9: March 30 - April 3

Homework due Monday, April 6

Week 10: April 6-10

Announcement: Brunch for gender minorities in math and physics, April 11. RSVP to or by Monday, April 6.

Homework due Monday, April 13

Week 11: April 13-17

Homework due Monday, April 20

Week 12: April 20-24

Homework due Monday, April 27

Week 13: April 27 - May 1

Recommended exercises

Review session: Wednesday, May 5, 1-3pm in Library 389.

Three-hour take-home final: Monday, May 11

Pick up a paper copy of the final from the bin outside my office (Library 313) any time after 6am on Monday, May 11. Return the test before 10pm by sliding it under my office door. Three-hour time limit. Closed notes, closed book, closed internet, closed everything except for one 8.5" x 11" (two-sided) page of notes you've prepared in advance.

Final papers

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