Class: MWF 8:40-9:30, MG 124
Instructor: Dr. Zach Teitler
Office: MG 220B
Office hours: MTW 10:40-11:30 (subject to change) and by appointment
Syllabus: pdf, html
Textbook: Abstract Algebra: Theory and Applications by Tom Judson
Download here: AATA.
The book may be purchased for about $20 (cheaper than home printing!) from Amazon.
The website from the Fall 2011 course links to a number of resources, including articles and web sites.
This file shows the tentative week-by-week plan for the semester. It is intended to help you plan your studying, and to let you know where the class is going. I hope it is helpful, however please keep in mind that this plan may change without warning.
Final exam: pdf (see also tex source)
|Assigned date||Assignment||Assigned problems||Due date|
|Wed, 1/18/12||1||Ch. 16 # 1, 3, 7 or 10, 11, 17, 18, 29 or 34||Wed, 1/25/12|
Ch. 16 # 4abe, 5, 8, 12, 13ab, 26, 28, 35 or 38
(For #35, show the set is closed under addition and multiplication; since the operations are inherited from Q, the associativity and distributive laws hold automatically and don't need to be shown.)
(For #38, the set is closed under addition and multiplication by definition; show that the associative and distributive laws hold.)
See the attached PDF (and LaTex source).
Assigned problems include Judson, Ch. 16 #37 and Ch. 17 #2ab, 3ab, 4ab, 5ab, 14,
and additional exercises.
Solution to computation problems
|Wed, 2/8/12||4||See the attached PDF (and LaTex source).||Wed, 2/15/12|
|Wed, 2/15/12||5||See the attached PDF (and LaTex source).||Fri, 2/24/12|
|Fri, 2/24/12||6||See the attached PDF (and LaTex source).||Wed, 3/7/12|
|Fri, 2/24/12||7||See the attached PDF (and LaTex source).||Wed, 3/14/12|
Ch. 22 # 1-4, 6, 8, 12, 20, 22, 23
Ch. 23 # 2
Ch. 22 # 15 (note, 0 is a square). Can every rational number be written as a sum of two squares?
Do at least one part each of Ch. 23 #4, 5
Ch. 23 # 6, 7, either 8 or 10, and 22
Practice your class presentation.