Spring 2012

Instructor: Karl Schwede

Text: *Abstract Algebra* by I.N. Herstein, 3rd edition

Suggested alternate text: *Contemporary Abstract Algebra* by Joseph Gallian

Syllabus: Click here

Office hours: Monday 1:30 -- 2:30. Thursday: 10:00 -- 11:00. Friday 2:15 -- 3:15.

Solutions to the worksheet from Friday January 20th: HERE

A worksheet from January 30th: HERE. Solutions are available HERE

Solutions to the first quiz: HERE

A worksheet from February 8th-10th: HERE. Solutions are available HERE

Solutions to the quiz from Wednesday February 15th: HERE

Solutions to the first exam: HERE

Notes on groups acting on sets: HERE

For further reading on the Rubik's Cube, and for facts useful for the extra credit, see THESE NOTES written by Janet Chen.

Solutions to the quiz from Monday March 12th: HERE

Solutions to the worksheet from March 16th: HERE

Solutions to the quiz from Friday March 23rd: HERE

Solutions to the second exam: HERE

Notes on fields from April 6th: HERE

Solutions to the worksheet from Wednesday April 11th: HERE

Extra credit due on Friday, April 27th can be found HERE

Last year's FINAL EXAM. There are some differences in notation and terminology of course since a different book was used. We did not study ``splitting fields'' this semester, so don't worry about that. Also

Due Wednesday January 25th: Homework 1. Solutions to some problems.

Due Friday February 3rd: Homework 2. Solutions to most problems.

Due Monday February 13th: Homework 3. Solutions to a majority of the problems.

Due Friday February 17th: Homework 4. Solutions to all of the problems.

Due Friday March 2nd: Homework 5. Solutions to most of the problems.

Due Wednesday April 4th: Extra Credit #1 over break

Due Monday March 19th: Extra Credit #2 over break

Due Monday March 19th: Homework 6. Solutions to most of the problems.

Due Monday March 26th: Homework 7. Solutions to most of the problems.

Due Wednesday April 11th: Homework 8. Solutions to most of the problems.

Due Friday April 20th: Homework 9. Solutions to most of the problems.

Due Wednesday April 25th: Homework 10. Solutions to most of the problems.