Abstract Algebra, Fall 2013

 Instructor Hirotachi Abo abo at uidaho.edu 315 Brink Hall (208) 885-7046

[ Prerequisite ] [ Text ] [Goal] [Grading] [Homework] [Exam]

Math461

### Text:

 Title Contemporary Abstract Algebra (sixth edition) Joseph A. Gallian Houghton Mifflin 2006 0-618-51471-6

### Goal:

This course is a continuation of Math461. A set together with one or more binary operations, such as addition or multiplication, is called an algebraic structure. In Math461, we mainly studied algebraic structures called groups. The main objects in this course are called rings and fields, which have become one of the most fundamental concepts in modern mathematics.

The purpose of this course is to present a detailed discussion of the basic ideas underlying ring theory and field theory, the fundamental theorems, and methods to help the students tackle further algebra they will encounter in their research and teaching. If time permits, several specific branches of ring theory and field theory will be duscussed.

Grades will be based on homework, exams and projects weighted as follows:

Points Traget due date
Homework 100 See Homework
Exam 1 100 09/20/13
Exam 2 100 10/18/13
Exam 3 100 11/15/13
Final Exam 200 12/20/13 (course completion deadline)

The grading scheme is the following:

 A B C D F 100-88 87-75 74-61 60-50 49-0

### Homework:

Session Assignment
1-6 #1
7-8 #2
9-10 #3
11-13 #4
14-17 #5
18-20 #6
21-26 #7
27-28 #8
29-33 #9
34- #10

### Exams:

There will be two one hour exams. These exams will be based on chapter material and homework problems.

Corresponding sessions Sample exams
Exam 1 1-11 #1
Exam 2 12-21 #2
Exam 3 22-32 #3
Final Exam 33- Final

Last Updated: August 21, 2013, by Hirotachi Abo