MTH 331/431 Abstract Algebra I (Fall 2017):


Schedule:

Week of Class Topics Remarks, Materials, Assignments

8/28 Introduction. Preliminaries (Ch.1). Integers (Ch.2).

9/4 Continued: Preliminaries (Ch.1). Integers (Ch.2). No class on 9/4
Homework 1 due 9/8:
All students: Ch. 1, Sect. 1.3 "Exercises" (online text),
exer. 7, 9, 18(b), 19, 20(b), 21, 22(c), 25(d).
Graduate (MTH 431) students: in addition, do exer. 26 and 29.
(MTH 331 students are welcome to do these problems for extra credit.)

9/11 Continued: Integers (Ch.2). Groups (Ch.3) (Baby) Homework 2 due 9/15:
All students: Ch. 2, Sect. 2.3 "Exercises" (online text),
exer. 2, 5, 15(d), 18.
Graduate (MTH 431) students: in addition, do exer. 23.
(MTH 331 students are welcome to do this problem for extra credit.)
Everyone: extra credit problem is exer. 12.

9/18 Groups (Ch.3).
Study for Exam I (9/22): study guide
Homework 3 due 9/25:
All students: Section 2.3 "Exercises": exer. 28, 31,
Section 3.4 "Exercises": exer. 1 (b,d), 2 (d), 7, 8, 13, 24.
Graduate (MTH 431) students: in addition, do exer. 10 and 15 in Section 3.4.
(MTH 331 students are welcome to do these problems for extra credit.)

9/25

10/2
Homework 4

10/9 Fall Recess 10/12-10/15 Homework 5

10/16 Exam II 10/20 Homework 6

10/23

10/30 Homework 7

11/6 Homework 8

11/13 Exam III 11/17
Homework 9

11/20 Thanksgiving Recess 11/22-11/26
(Tuesday follows Thursday schedule)

11/27 Homework 10

12/4 Homework 11

12/11 Final Exam and Graduate Student Presentations
(Monday follows Friday schedule)
Homework 12 (optional)