Abstract algebra I (Math 128A), Fall 2019

MacQuarrie Hall 439 (for now), MW 10:30-11:45am (Sec 02, code ?????)

Last update of this page: Sat Dec 07, 8:30am

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FUA (Frequently Used Acronyms):

In the box below are some acronyms that I use all the time, both in class and when grading your work. You are welcome to use them as well.

(list of Frequently Used Abbreviations)

Administrative handouts:

Course greensheet, Information sheet.

Course notes:

Course mechanics: Homework in Math 128A, Writing proofs.

Course content: Axioms for groups and rings, Cayley tables for D6.

Patterns for: D4 calculators (squares), D5 calculators (pentagons), D6 calculators (hexagons).

Also, check out Gallian's website, with links to useful things like online flash cards for definitions (hard copy version).

Topics for exams:

Exam 1, Exam 2, Exam 3, Final exam.

Sample exams:

Exam 1, Exam 2, Exam 3, Final exam.

Problem sets:

Click on the number or "See handout" of any highlighted problem set to download it. (Files are in PDF format, which can be read by the free Adobe Acrobat program.)

HW New definitions Outline due Due date Last revision due Problems
PS01 Chs. 0, 1 Mon Aug 26 Wed Aug 28 Mon Sep 23 See handout
PS02 Chs. 2, 3 Wed Sep 04 Mon Sep 09 Wed Oct 23 See handout
PS03 Ch. 4 Wed Sep 11 Mon Sep 16 Wed Oct 23 See handout
PS04 Ch. 5 Wed Sep 25 Mon Sep 30 Wed Oct 23 See handout
PS05 Ch. 6 Wed Oct 02 Mon Oct 07 Mon Nov 25 See handout
PS06 Ch. 7 Wed Oct 09 Mon Oct 14 Mon Nov 25 See handout
PS07 Ch. 8 Wed Oct 16 Mon Oct 28 Mon Nov 25 See handout
PS08 Ch. 9 Wed Oct 30 Mon Nov 04 Thu Dec 12 See handout
PS09 Ch. 10 Wed Nov 06 Wed Nov 13 Thu Dec 12 See handout
PS10 Chs. 11-12 Wed Nov 20 Mon Dec 02 Thu Dec 12 See handout
PS11 Chs. 13-14 Wed Dec 04 Mon Dec 09 Thu Dec 12 See handout

Reading assigned in course:

Contemporary Abstract Algebra, Gallian: Chapters 0, 1-4, 5-7, 8-11, 12, 13, 14.

Proof handout: Parts I-II.

Other useful links: