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A Second course in Abstract Algebra, MATH 516, Fall 2019
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**Instructor:** Daniel Groves, 727 SEO e.mail

** Course webpage:**
http://www.math.uic.edu/~groves/teaching/2019-20/516/

**Course hours:**

MWF, 10:00-10:50AM, SEO 1227.

** Office hours:**

Mondays 11am and Fridays 2pm.

(Or, you can make an apointment by e.mail or try stopping past my office.)

**Text:** "Algebra: Chapter 0" by Paolo Aluffi, GSM 104. American Mathematical Society, 2009.

**Syllabus:** Download here.

**Course description:**

This is a first year graduate course on abstract algebra. The plan is to cover approximately the material in Chapters I-VII of Aluffi's text.

**Assessment:**
Homework sets will be due every week.

There will be a take-home midterm exam, due on **October 30**.

There will be an take-home final exam, which will be due on **December 6**.
The relative weightings of these items will be: Homework 50%, Midterm 20%, Final 30%.

**Homework:**

**Due Wednesday, September 4, at the beginning of class.** Do this homework.

** Due Wednesday, September 11, at the beginning of class.** Do this homework.

**Due, Wednesday, September 18, at the beginning of class.** Do this homework.

**Due, Wednesday, September 25, at the beginning of class.** ** UPDATED:** Do this homework.