# Abstract Algebra

## Handouts

Course description (in .pdf format):  Abstract Algebra I
Syllabus (in .html format): Math 171

## (due in class every Wednesday except when explicitly noted otherwise)

#### Show all work on your homework solutions - it is not the correct answer you are graded on, it is the solution and details of the proof. Please write neatly, and present your solution/proof accurately.

Please check this page regularly - assignments and due dates may change depending on the class progress.

HW #1, due 2/5/14: (Class average = 25.1 out of 30)

Sec. 0.3, ## 3, 6, 9, 11, 12
Sec. 1.1, ## 1, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 17, 20, 25, 31

HW #2, due 2/12/14: (Class average = 26.5 out of 30)

Sec. 1.2, ## 1, 2, 3, 6, 16
Sec. 1.3, ## 2, 5, 6, 10, 14, 15

HW #3, due 2/26/14: (Class average = 28.7 out of 30)

Sec. 1.4, ## 4, 5, 7
Sec. 1.5, # 3
Sec. 2.1, ## 1(b, e), 4, 5, 8, 10(a), 11, 12

HW #4, due 3/5/14: (Class average = 27.0 out of 30)

Sec. 1.6, ## 3, 4, 7, 9, 16, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26

HW #5, due 3/12/14: (Class average = 28.6 out of 30)

Sec. 1.7, ## 4, 6, 16, 17, 18, 19

HW #6, due 3/26/14 3/31/14 (Monday): (Class average = 24.9 out of 30)

Sec. 2.2, ## 5, 6, 7, 10, 11
Sec. 2.3, ## 16, 23, 24, 25
Sec. 3.1, ## 1, 4, 5, 22(a), 24, 40, 41

HW #7, due 4/9/14 4/14/14 (Monday): (Class average = 27.5 out of 30)

Sec. 3.2, ## 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22
Sec. 3.3, ## 2, 3, 7, 8

HW #8, due 4/16/14: (Class average = 28.2 out of 30)

Sec. 3.4, ## 4, 7
Sec. 3.5, ## 3, 4, 5, 9 (Note: V_4 is the Klein-4 group -- it is isomorphic to Z/2Z x Z/2Z; see p. 68 of your book)

HW #9, due 4/23/14: (Class average = 26.6 out of 30)

Sec. 4.2, ## 1, 2, 3, 9
Sec. 4.3, ## 2, 5, 8

HW#10, due 4/30/14 5/5/14 (Monday): (Class average = ?)

Sec. 4.4, ## 1, 6, 7
Sec. 4.5, ## 3, 5, 13, 16, 17

HW#11, suggested but not collected:

Sec. 7.1, ## 4, 5, 7, 12, 14

## Exams

In class midterm 1:  Wednesday, February 19
Midterm 1 class average:   74.9 out of 100

In class midterm 2:  Wednesday, April 2
Midterm 2 class average:   61.2 out of 100

Final Exam:    Wednesday, May 14, 7:00 - 10:00 pm in RN 105
Final class average:

## Announcements

The final will cover all the material on group theory throughout the semester, but no ring theory.
Review session for the final will be held on Monday, 5/12/14 at 3:00 pm in RN 105. Please come prepared with questions!

I will hold a review session on Friday, 4/11/14, at 10:00 am in RN 103.

Midterm 1 will cover the material of sections 0.3, 1.1 - 1.5.

Midterm 2 will cover the material of sections 1.6, 1.7, 2.1 - 2.3, 3.1.