TOMMASO DE FERNEX

Professor - University of Utah

MATH 5310 - FALL 2017

INTRODUCTION TO MODERN ALGEBRA I

Meeting: MWF 12:55-1:45 PM - LCB 222

Office Hours: MF 1:50-2:50 PM - JWB 322

Instructor: Tommaso de Fernex, office JWB 322, email defernex@math.utah.edu

Syllabus: For information about the textbook, a description of the content and topics of the course, prerequisites, coursework and grading, and ADA Statement, please refer to the Syllabus.

Communications: Homework assignments and exam dates will be posted below, on this web page. I will use the automatic system for email communications provided by the Campus Information System. Refer to General Calendar Dates for important dates.

Midterms and Final: All exams take place in the usual classroom.

  • Friday, September 22 - First midterm (20% of the grade)
  • Friday, November 3 - Second midterm (20% of the grade)
  • December 12, 1:00-3:00 PM - Final (30% of the grade)

Homework Assignments: Homework (30% of the grade) is due on Wednesday. It must be turned in at the beginning of class. Two lowest grades will be dropped. Late homework is not accepted. Homework assignments will be weekly posted below.

  1. Due Aug 30 - Ch.2: Ex. 1.1, 1.2, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4
  2. Due Sep 6 - Ch.2: Ex. 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 4.5, 4.6, 4.10
  3. Due Sep 13 - Ch.2: Ex. 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 6.1, 6.8, 6.10
  4. Due Sep 20 - Ch.2: Ex. 8.2, 8.3, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8, 8.10
  5. Due Sep 27 - Ch.2: Ex. 10.3, 10.4, 11.1, 11.2, 11.3, 11.4
  6. Due Oct 6 - Ch.2 Ex. 12.1, 12.5. Ch.3: Ex. 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.9 (aka* Ex. 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 1.9)
  7. Due Oct 18 - Ch.3: Ex. 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1 (aka* Ex. 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1)
  8. Due Oct 25 - Ch.4: Ex. 1.5, 2.3, 3.1, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2(a)
  9. Due Nov 1 - Ch.4: Ex. 5.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.8, 7.4.
  10. Due Nov 15 - Ch.5: Ex. 1.2, 1.3, 1.4. Ch.6: Ex. 4.1, 4.2, 4.3.
  11. Due Nov 22 - Ch.6: Ex. 7.1, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 8.2, 8.3.
  12. Due Nov 29 - Ch.6: Ex. 9.1, 9.3, 9.6, 12.1, 12.3, 12.5.
  13. Due Dec 6 - Ch.7: Ex. 1.2, 2.1 (cf. Ex 5.4 of Ch.3), 2.2, 3.1, 4.2, 4.4.
  14. *some volumes of the textbook appear be have been printed with the wrong numbering of the sections in the exercises of chapter 3, starting with "Section 1 Fields" (note that the section entitled "Fields" is section 2).