#
MAT 411 Abstract Algebra

Policy documents:

Department policies

Academic integrity policy

Instructor:

Nandor Sieben
schedule

Syllabus and class handouts are on Blackboard learn.

Lecture notes will be available on Bblearn.
Recommended printed books:

A First Course in Abstract Algebra by John B. Fraleigh;

Contemporary Abstract Algebra by Joseph A. Gallian;

Abstract Algebra An Introduction by Thomas W. Hungerford (make sure it is not the graduate level Algebra book by the same author);

A Book of Abstract Algebra by Charles C. Pinter.

Free online books:

Algebra Abstract and Concrete by Frederick M. Goodman

Abstract Algebra: Theory and Applications by Thomas W. Judson

Notes on Abstract Algebra by Scott M. LaLonde

List of free e-books and guides on Abstract Algebra.

Grades

I highly recommend that you use the
LyX template (right click to download)
to type your homework solutions.
LyX is available in the computer labs. It is freely available to download and install from the
LyX web site.
The installation script automatically installs LaTeX as well.
LaTeX is also available in our computer labs.
Please use the LaTeX homework solution example if you prefer to use LaTeX.
Also in pdf form.
I recommend that you use
https://cloud.sagemath.com or
https://www.overleaf.com .

Latex examples

Latex guide

Detexify

Before you start your proofs, try to identify wich of the following
proof templates
match your problem.

We are going to use the
GAP
(Groups, Algorithms, Programming) system which is a free computational algebra program.
Some of the homework will ask you write small programs in GAP.
You may want to glance at the
GAP tutorials and the reference manual
in the documentation section of the main GAP web site.
GAP is available at
https://cloud.sagemath.com .

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Test 1: Friday 2/17.

Test 2: Monday 3/27. Includes 3.7 - 3.15

Test 3: Monday 5/01. Includes 4.1 - 4.11.11

You are responsible for all the definitions, theorems, proofs and examples that appeared in class or in the homework sets.
No notes or electronic devices are allowed on the test.
Please review the
Test Etiquette.

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Homework:

hw0 : Due Friday 1/20

hw1 : Due Wednesday 1/25

hw2 : Due Monday 1/30

hw3 : Due Wednesday 2/8

hw4 : Due Wednesday 2/15

hw5 : Due Monday 2/27

hw6 : Due Friday 3/10

hw7 : Due Friday 3/24

hw8 : Due Friday 4/07
hw9 : Due Monday 4/17