Instructor: Nandor Sieben

schedule

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No notes or electronic devices (phones, watches, calculators, etc.) are allowed on the test. Please review the Test Etiquette.

Grades

Free online books:

Algebra Abstract and Concrete by Frederick M. Goodman

Abstract Algebra: Theory and Applications by Thomas W. Judson

Elementary Abstract Algebra: Examples and Applicationsons by
Justin Hill, Chris Thron (eds),
Thomas Judson, Dave Witte Morris, Joy Morris, A. J. Hildebrand, Holly Webb, Johnny Watts, David Weathers

You might want to glance at the
group actions Wikipedia page
to get a flavor of what we are going to start with.

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

Printed text books:

If you want a printed textbook, I recommend two options:

- Shahriar. This books is very close to the group action approach we are going to follow.

- Dummit and Foote. This is a graduate text that can be used in MAT 511 but it is very readable.

You might already own a copy of Contemporary Abstract
Algebra by Gallian from your MAT 411 course.
This book is a useful general reference but it is not alligned closely enough to what we are going to do.

Please read the wisdom about mathematical writing

LaTeX is also available in our computer labs. Please use the LaTeX homework template (also in pdf form) if you prefer to use LaTeX. I recommend that you use https://cocalc.com or https://www.overleaf.com to write LaTeX.

Some help for LaTeX:

Latex examples

Latex guide

Detexify

Tikz (creating figures inside LaTeX)

GAP is available at https://cocalc.com. You can test small GAP programs at https://sagecell.sagemath.org/ (change the language to GAP). Don't forget to save your programs in a text file if you go with this option. Sage stops printing GAP output if the amount of output is large. For larger programs you need to include gap._eval_using_file_cutoff = 100000 .

A simple GAP example run.

You may want to install GAP (or Sage) on your computer. It is a standard package on most Linux distributions and so it is very easy to install. It runs on windows as well (a bit less reliable). You may want to give a try to the Windows installer at: http://www.math.colostate.edu/~hulpke/binaries/GAP4412Setup.exe Start GGAP after installation.

- WeBWorK review2 Open, closes 01/22/2018 at 11:59pm MST.

- WeBWorK review3 Open, closes 01/24/2018 at 11:59pm MST.

- WeBWorK set1 Open

- hw0 (available on Bblearn) due: Monday 01/22 at the beginning of class

- Project Euler 3,1 due: Wednesday 01/24 at 11:59 PM on CoCalc

- Project Euler 5,6 due: Friday 01/26 at 11:59 PM on CoCalc

- hw1 due: Wednesday 01/31 at the beginning of class

- Project Euler 7,10 due: Friday 02/02 at 11:59 PM on CoCalc

- Project Euler 12,20 due: Wednesday 02/07 at 11:59 PM on CoCalc

- hw2 due: Wednesday 02/14 at the beginning of class

- hw3 due: Wednesday 02/21 at the beginning of class

- hw4 due: Wednesday 02/28 at the beginning of class

- hw5 due: Friday 03/09 at the beginning of class

- hw6 due: Monday 03/26 at the beginning of class

- hw8 : on Bblearn please work on it