Math 100B (Abstract Algebra) - Winter 2011

Professor: CRISTIAN D. POPESCU  -  Lectures: MWF 11:00-11:50am, in WLH 2208
    Office Hours: MW 12-1,  in  AP&M 6218 or 6256 (when 6218 is unavailable.)
Office: AP&M 6256; Phone: 858-534-6297; E-mail:

Teaching Assistant: PETER OVERHOLSER - Discussion Sections: T 5-5:50, in WLH 2208
Office Hours: MF 1-2, in AP&M 6446.


WHAT IS MATH 100B? This is the second undergraduate course in abstract algebra. In this course we continue to examine topics from the theory of groups, rings, fields, and vector spaces. We will cover most of Chapters 4, 5, and 9 in the textbook as well as some basic definitions and properties of vector spaces over arbitrary fields.

  Beachy, J. A.  and Blair, W. D.  Abstract Algebra, Third Edition (Waveland Press Inc., 2006). You are expected to read the text BEFORE each lecture. The students enrolled in this class are expected to be familiar with the material in Chapters I, II and III of the textbook (covered  in  Math 100A, which is a background requirement for Math 100B.)


IMPORTANT LINKS   Schedule and Homework.


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