Math 100A

Abstract Algebra

Fall 2017

Final Exam: The final exam will be held on Thursday, December 14th: 11:30am-2:30pm.
Final Exam Study Guide
Midterm Study Guide
McKernan's Final
Finals week office hours: Mon 12-2, Weds 12-2

Schedule: MWF 12:00-12:50pm
Location: Peterson Hall Room 104
Instructor: David Stapleton
Email: dstapleton@ucsd.edu
Office Hours: Weds: 1:30-3:30pm
Office: AP&M 5880D

TA: Jonathan Conder
email: jconder@ucsd.edu
Office Hours: Tues & Thurs: 11:00am-1:00pm
Office: AP&M 6422

Notes on Group actions

Homework Assignments:
HW1 | HW1 solutions: due October 4th. §1.1 - 1.7.
HW2 | HW2 solutions: due October 13th. §2.1 - 2.3.
HW3 | HW3 solutions: due October 20th. §2.4.
HW4 | HW4 solutions: due October 27th. §2.5.
HW5 | HW5 solutions: due November 13th. §2.6, §3.1-3.3.
HW6 | HW6 solutions: due November 17th. §2.7.
HW7 | HW7 solutions: due November 27th. §2.11.
HW8 | HW8 solutions: due December 1st.
HW9 | HW9 solutions: due December 8th. LAST ASSIGNMENT!

Exams: There will be two exams in this course. A midterm and a final.

Midterm: The midterm will be held on November 1st in class.
Midterm Study Guide | Midterm.

Final Exam: The final exam will be held on Thursday, December 14th: 11:30am-2:30pm.
Final Exam Study Guide

Course Description: This is a first course in a rigorous three-quarter introduction to the methods and basic structures of higher algebra. Topics include: groups, subgroups and factor groups, homomorphisms, rings, fields.

Prerequisites: Math 31CH or Math 109 or consent of instructor.

Homework: There will be one assignment due each week. To receive credit the homework should be handed in by 1:30pm in the dropbox in the basement of APM. Homework assignments will be posted here. Late homework assignments will not be accepted.

Textbook: Abstract Algebra, I.N. Herstein, 3rd edition.

Homework Policy: Late homework will not be accepted. However, the lowest homework grade will be dropped. At the top of each assignment should appear: