Time and Place : TuTh 11:3012:50; Earth&Space 131
Instructor : Radu Laza
Office : Math Tower 4120
Email : radu.laza@stonybrook.edu
Office Hours: Th 1:303 (and by appointment)
TAs : Austin Konkel (R01) / Jared Krandel (R02, R03)
Textbook
Week  Topic  Sections Covered  HW Assignments 
(1) Aug 23, 25 
Euclid's Algorithm & gcd Unique Factorization Theorem 
1.1 1.3 

(2) Aug 30, Sept 1  Modular arithmetic  1.4, 1.5  HW1 (due Sept 6) 
(3) Sept 6, 8  Euler's Theorem Public key cryptography 
1.6  HW2 (due Sept 13) 
(4) Sept 13, 15  Permutations  4.1, 4.2  HW3 (due Sept 20) 
(5) Sept 20, 22  Review Midterm 1: Thursday, Sept 22 (in class) 
Arithmetic (Ch. 1) and Permutations (4.1, 4.2)  
(6) Sept 27, 29  Intro to Groups  4.3  HW4 (due Oct 4) 
(7) Oct 4, 6  Group Theory  5.1, 5.2  HW5 (due Oct 20) 
(8) Oct 13  Groups of small order  5.3  
(9) Oct 18, 20  Groups of small order Groups and codes 
5.3 5.4 
HW6 (due Nov 1) 
(10)Oct 25, 27  Groups and codes Other algebraic structures 
5.4 4.4 
HW7 (due Nov 3) 
(11) Nov 1, 3 
Review Midterm 2: Thursday, Nov 3 (in class) 
Ch 4 and Ch 5  
(12) Nov 8, 10  Polynomials Division and Factorization of polynomials 
6.1 6.2 
HW8 (due Nov 15) 
(13) Nov 15, 17  Factorization of polynomials Polynomial congruence classes 
6.3 6.4 
HW9 (due Nov 22) 
(14) Nov 22  Cyclic Codes  6.5  HW10 (due Dec 1) 
(14) Nov 29, Dec 1  Review  Chapters 1, 4, 5, 6  
Dec 14 (11:151:45)  Final Exam  Chapters 1, 4, 5, 6 