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Abstract Algebra II Spring 2017

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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

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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.

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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.