5520.001,  Fall 2004
Modern Algebra I
Conley

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Instructor: Charles Conley, GAB 419, (940) 565-3326

Office Hours: MW 11-12, F 11-1

Class: MW 12:00-1:20, GAB 206

Grading: There will be 13 weekly homeworks worth 10 points each, one midterm exam worth 150 points, and a final exam worth 220 points.

Text: Contemporary Abstract Algebra, 5th edition, by Joseph Gallian.

Course: This course will cover groups, beginning with definitions and ending with Sylow theory.  The aim will be to introduce you to rigorous algebraic proofs and prepare you for the groups section of the algebra qualifying exam.  We will cover Chapters 0-11, 24, and 25.

It is the responsibility of students with certified disabilities to provide the instructor with appropriate documentation from the Dean of Students Office.

FINAL EXAM: Friday, Dec. 17, 10:30-12:30
(Review Sheet)

HOMEWORK 13 (Turn this in any time up to the final.  it is very long: do what you can, and consider it preparation for the algebra qualifying exam):

Chapter 24: 1, 13, 19-39, 43
Chapter 25: 1-9

HOMEWORK 12, due Wednesday, Dec. 1:

Chapter 11: 3-10, 12, 20-21
Chapter 24: 2-12, 14-18

HOMEWORK 11, due Wednesday, Nov. 24:

Chapter 10: 18-19, 25-26, 28, 31-33, 35, 37-38, 41, 44, 47, 50, 52-53, 55-56

HOMEWORK 10, due Wednesday, Nov. 17:

Chapter 9: 35, 37, 40-46, 48-50, 55-56, 62
Chapter 10: 7-12, 15-16, 20-24

HOMEWORK 9, due Wednesday, Nov. 10:

Chapter 8: 4, 8, 12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 24, 26, 28, 30, 36, 42, 46, 48, 52, 54, 58, 63
Chapter 9: 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 19, 22, 26

HOMEWORK 8, due Wednesday, Nov. 3:

Chapter 7: 23-27, 30, 33-38, 40-42, 46

MIDTERM EXAM: Wednesday, Oct. 27  (Review Sheet)

HOMEWORK 7, due Monday, Oct. 25 (postponed):

Page 90, problem 15
Chapter 6: 2, 11-15, 18, 32-35, 37-38
Chapter 7: 1-3, 5-8, 10, 14-21

HOMEWORK 6, due Wednesday, Oct. 13:

Chapter 5: 36-38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 51-52
Chapter 6: 1, 3-8, 10, 16-17, 22, 25, 30, 43

HOMEWORK 5, due Wednesday, Oct. 6:

Chapter 5: 2, 4-7, 9-14, 17-20, 22, 24, 26-30, 32-34

HOMEWORK 4, due Wednesday, Sept. 29:

Chapter 4: 14, 16-19, 21c, 28-30, 33, 35-36, 38, 40-43, 51-52, 54, 60-61
Supplemental Problems, page 89: 1-3, 5-6, 13, 23

HOMEWORK 3, due Wednesday, Sept. 22:

Chapter 3: 10, 12, 14-18, 20-23, 33, 38, 40-42, 50
Chapter 4: 2, 8-13

HOMEWORK 2, due Wednesday, Sept. 15:

Chapter 2: 31-33, 35
Chapter 0: 1-4, 6-12, 14-15, 17, 22, 28
Chapter 3: 1, 4, 6, 8-9

HOMEWORK 1, due Wednesday, Sept. 8:

Chapter 1: 1-3, 11, 14
Chapter 2: 6-7, 15, 17-20, 23, 25-26, 29*