
MAT 401 Assignments and Exams
Seminar in Mathematics: Algebra and Algorithms
Fall 2017

Problem Sets
There will be 11 weekly problem sets. When computing final letter
grades, the lowest problem set score will be dropped. Problem Set
scores count for 20% of the final class grade. In the following,
please look over all exercises. Please write up careful
solutions for the red problems, and hand
these in during lecture on Thursday.
You are encouraged to work with other students in the class, but your
final writeup must be your own and must be based on your own
understanding. Moreover, writeups must be legible, must be written
in correct, understandable English, and must adhere to the usual
standards of rigor for an advanced mathematics course.
Writeups
which prove too difficult to read or understand may be marked
incorrect and / or may be returned to the student to be rewritten.
All questions regarding grading of a problem set should be addressed
to the instructor in a timely fashion.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL LATE HOMEWORK BE ACCEPTED.
 Problem Set
1.
Due 9/14.
Section 11. 2,
6.
Section 12. 8, 10,
15c,d.
 Problem Set 2.
Due 9/21.
Section 13. 4, 6, 8,
11.
Section 14.
5,
6, 8.
Section 15.
9, 12.
Section 21. 5
Section 22.
10,
11.
 Problem Set 3.
Due 9/28.
Section 23.
2,
6, 8.
Section 24.
2,
6, 8.
Section 25. 3,
7,
12.
Section 26. 1,
5,
12.
 Problem Set 4.
Due 10/5.
Section 27. 2b,
3b.
Section 28. 1,
2.
Section 31.
2.
Section 32.
3.
 Problem Set 5.
Due 10/12.
Section 33.
6,
14.
Section 34.
8,
16.
Section 35. 1,
4,
11,
16.
 Problem Set 6.
Due 10/19.
Section 36. 1,
12.
Section 41.
1,
10.
Section 42.
7b,
13.
Section 43.
1,
11.
 Problem Set 7.
Due 10/26.
Section 44. 1,
2.
Section 45.
6,
12.
Section 46. 4,
7.
Section 51. 4,
8.
 Problem Set 8.
Due 11/2.
Section 52.
6,
7.
Section 53. 6,
8.
Section 54.
1,
14.
Section 55.
9,
10.
 Problem Set 9.
Due 11/9.
Section 56.
5,
8.
Section 61. 4.
Section 62.
4.
Section 63.
2,
6.
Section 64. 9, 13d.
 Problem Set 10.
Due 11/16.
Section 65. 3, 6a.
Section 71.
8,
14.
Section 72. 5,
14.
Section 73.
3,
12.
 Problem Set 11.
Due 11/30.
Section 74. 6, 13.
Section 82. 4,
7,
15.
Section 83.
10.
Section 84. 11,
12,
13, 14.
Section 85. 7,
9,
17, 18.
 Problem Set 12.
Not due.
Section 86. 17, 19.
Section 91. 2, 8.
Section 92. 5, 12.
Section 93. 6cd, 15.
Section 94. 6, 8, 9.
Section 95. 4, 14, 15.
Section 96. 9, 10.
Section 97. 6.
Final Paper.
The final paper is due on Thursday, December 7th. It should be
approximately 10 pages in length. It should be an expository paper.
Here is a link to some possible
topics: PDF. Please confirm your paper
topic with the instructor no later than Tuesday, November 21st.
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Jason Starr
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Department of Mathematics
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 117943651
Phone: 6316328270
Fax: 6316327631
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