Math 330 Abstract Algebra Fall 2007

Welcome to Math 330! This course is an introduction to Abstract Algebra. Abstract Algebra is one of the main pillars of modern mathematics. In this course we will explore the basic objects of algebra such as groups, rings and fields.

Lecturer: Izzet Coskun,

Office hours: M 12-1, W 9-11 in SEO 423

Venue: AH 307

Text book: J. Gallian, Contemporary Abstract Algebra, Sixth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston 2006. From now on I will refer to the text book as CAA.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in Math 215. I will assume that you are comfortable with writing rigorous proofs.

Homework: There will be weekly homework. The homework is due on Wednesdays at the beginning of class. Late homework will not be accepted. You are allowed to discuss problems; however, the write-up must be your own and should reflect your own understanding of the problem.

Grading: There will be two midterm exams and a final examination. The midterms and the homework will each count for 20% of your grade. The final examination will account for 40% of your grade.

Course materials:

  • The syllabus (pdf).
  • Homework 1, due September 5: (pdf).
  • Homework 2, due September 12:(pdf).
  • Homework 3, due September 19:(pdf).
  • Homework 4, due September 26:(pdf).
  • Homework 5, due October 3:(pdf).
  • Midterm practice: (pdf).
  • Homework 6, due October 17:(pdf).
  • Homework 7, due October 24:(pdf).
  • Homework 8, due October 31:(pdf).
  • Homework 9, due November 14:(pdf).
  • Homework 10, due November 21:(pdf).
  • Homework 11, due November 28:(pdf).
  • Homework 12, due December 5:(pdf).
  • Final practice problems: (pdf).
  • Midterm 1: (pdf).
  • Midterm 2: (pdf).
  • Final: (pdf).