Abstract Algebra II Spring 2017

Documents

Syllabus

Abstract Algebra Theory and Applications by Thomas Judson

Algebra Abstract and Concrete by Goodman

My Thoughts on How to Read a Math Textbook

Homework

I will be posting your assignments here in addition to announcing them in class (sometimes I may only post here).

Here is Homework 1 due Friday January 27th.No more additions will occur. At most typos and other clarifying modifications.

Here is Homework 2 due Friday February 3rd. No more additions will occur. At most typos and other clarifying modifications. ADDITION MADE SATURDAY the 28th.

Here is Homework 3 No more additions will occur. At most typos and other clarifying modifications.

Here is Homework 4 due Friday February 17th. No more additions will occur. At most typos and other clarifying modifications.

Here is Homework 5 due Friday February 24th. No more additions will occur. At most typos and other clarifying modifications.

Here is Homework 6 due Friday March 31st. Additions may occur as late as 2359 hrs on February 10th.

Here is Homework 7 due Friday April 7th. Additions may occur as late as 2359 hrs on March 31st. Here is the link to the referenced document.

Here is Homework 8 due Friday April 14th. Additions may occur as late as 2359 hrs on April 7th.

Here is Homework 9 due Friday April 21st. Additions may occur as late as 2359 hrs on April 14th. NOTE: Problem 1 was modified on Saturday the 15th.

Here is Homework 10 due Friday April 28th. Additions may occur as late as 2359 hrs on April 21st.

Announcements

Here's an NPR article that explains part of my luddite reaction to electronics in class.

Here's a nice article on the value of struggling. If you haven't given a problem a solid hour of continuous attention, you can probably try more before getting help.

Here's a really nice video by the ever entertaining Persi Diaconis, talking about an application of symmetries to testing if a die is fair.

Here is a link to the exploding dots lectures I mentioned in class last semester.

On Thursday January 19th there will be two different colloquiums. Here is a flyer for the Math Education talk. There will also be a statistics talk at 3:30 PM (cookies and tea at 3) in Barrows Hall (Hill auditorium).

On Thursday January 26th there will also be a statistics talk.

If the weather happens as currently predicted, and classes are canceled on Monday February 13, then office hours will be moved to the 15th from 11-1.

As requested, a rough list of topics we've covered before the first exam.

Last updated on January 17th, 2017.