WELCOME TO MAT 313
  Abstract Algebra

Fall 2018

Time and place:

Lecture: TuTh 11:30AM-12:50PM in Earth and Space 181

                

Introduction: This is an advanced mathematically rigorous course with complete proofs.  Topics covered may include:

1. Groups: Symmetry Groups, Finite groups, Cyclic groups and Permutation groups; Subgroups, especially normal subgroups, cosets and factor groups; Group homomorphisms; The fundamental theorem of Abelian groups

2. Rings: examples of rings, Integral domains, Ideals and Factor rings, Ring homomorphisms, Polynomials and factorization, Unique factorization domains

3. Fields: Vector spaces and expansion fields, Algebraic and transcendental extensions, Finite fields, Grometric constructions

  Text Book: Comtemporary Abstract Algebra   ( 9th edition) by Joseph A. Gallian, Houghton Mifflin,  (c) 2017


Instructor: Prof. David Ebin
Math Tower 5-107
tel. 632-8283
E-mail: ebin@math.sunysb.edu
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 10:00-11:00AM,  or by appointment

 Assistant:  Mads Villadsen

Office Hours:Monday 11:30AM to 12:30PM Math Tower S240A.

                   Friday 12PM to 14PM in the Math Learning Center

                   Or by appointment

Homework: Homework will be assigned every week.  Doing the homework is a fundamental part of the course work.  Problems should be handed in in your lecture.

1st assignment: Page 23, Problems 4, 6, 10, 14, 30, 38 due Sept. 6

2nd assignment: Page 37, Problems 2, 16; page 54, problems 4, 8, 10, 16, 20, 34 due Sept. 13

3rd assignment: Page 68, Problems 6, 10, 36; page 85, problems 22, 30, 36; page 112, problems 2, 28 due Sept. 20

4th assignment: Page 132, Problems 2, 4, 12, 14, 20, 44, 60, 64 also find the non-abelian group with the smallest number of elements.  Write its multiplication table. due Sept. 27

5th assignment: Page 150, problems 4,10,18, 20, 26, 42, 46 due October 4th

6th assignment: page 167, problems 12, 18, 26, 34, 36, 38, 42, 72  due October 11

No homework the week of October 15.  Exam on October 16 instead.

7th assignment: page 187, problems 4, 6, 14, 16, 22, 26, 32, 38, 48, 62 due October 25

8th assignment: page 205, problems 4, 6, 10, 12, 16, 18, 24, 28, 32, 42,  due November 1

9th assignment: page 220, problems 2, 6, 10, 12, 18, 22, 26, 28, 32 due November 8

10th assignment: page 232, problems 2, 6, 20, 30, 32, 50; page 243, problem 6, 8, 16, 42 due November 15

11th assignment: page 256, problems 4, 10, 14, 16, 18, 28, 46, 58, 64, 66 due November 27

12th assignment: page 270, prob;ems 6, 14, 18, 38, 44, 66; page 283, problems 14, 32, 48, 56 due December 4

Grading Policy: The overall numerical grade will be computed by the formula   20% Homework + 30% Midterm Exam+ 50% Final Exam   

  Midterm Exam: October 16 in class

MIDTERM EXAM REVIEW: Exam Review

  Final Exam: Wednesday, December 19, 11:15am-1:45PM

  FINAL EXAM REVIEW: Exam Review

N. B. Use of calculators is not permitted in any of the examinations.

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