# Fall 2017, Math 4581: Abstract Algebra II

## Meeting

Time/Location: MWF 9:10--10:05am, Enarson Classroom Bldg 243

Instructor: Hannah Alpert (call me Hannah; Dr. Alpert is also correct)

Office Hours: MF 10:30am--12:00, or by appointment.

Office: Math Tower 420 (not Math Building 420, a different room)

Office Phone: 614-292-7236

## Course

Syllabus: Available here.

Textbook: You should buy the Math 4581 course notes by Professor Ronald Solomon, available through OSU bookstores. We will also use Abstract Algebra: Theory and Applications, by Thomas W. Judson, available free online. The 2017 printed version is available from Amazon.

Grading: Homework (35%) + Midterm 1 (15%) + Midterm 2 (15%) + Final (35%).

Description: General department course description is here.

## Exams

• Midterm 1 is scheduled for Monday, October 9, in class.
• Midterm 2 is scheduled for Wednesday, November 8, in class.
• The final exam will be on Monday, December 11, 10:00--11:45am in the classroom, according to the university schedule.

## Homework

Homework Collaboration Policy: You are encouraged to discuss homework problems with your classmates. After solving a problem together, please write it up separately in your own words. At no time before homeworks are turned in should any student who has not finished a solution read a written solution of any student who has finished. Please indicate in your solution all collaborators or written sources (other than our textbooks) that you consulted.

• Homework 1 (due August 30): Judson, Chapter 1 (Section 1.3) Exercises 22, 29.
• Homework 2 (due September 6): Judson, Chapter 3 (Section 3.4) Exercises 14, 33, 53; Chapter 4 (Section 4.4) Exercise 30; and Chapter 5 (Section 5.3) Exercise 20.
• Homework 3 (due September 13): Judson, Chapter 6 (Section 6.4) Exercises 9, 12, 14, 19.
• Homework 4 (due September 20): Judson, Chapter 6 (Section 6.4) Exercise 23; Chapter 9 (Section 9.3) Exercises 7, 12, 46.
• Homework 5 (due September 27): Judson, Chapter 9 (Section 9.3) Exercise 29; Chapter 10 (Section 10.3) Exercises 4, 10.
• Homework 6 (due October 4): Judson, Chapter 11 (Section 11.3) Exercises 8, 10, 18; Chapter 13 (Section 13.3) Exercise 6.
• Homework 7 (due October 18): Judson, Chapter 14 (Section 14.4) Exercises 7, 12, 22, 24.
• Homework 8 (due October 25): Judson, Chapter 16 (Section 16.6) Exercises 16, 26, 27; Chapter 17 (Section 17.4) Exercises 13, 18.
• Homework 9 (due November 1): Judson, Chapter 20 (Section 20.4) Exercises 6, 14, 15, 16.
• Homework 10 (due November 15): Judson, Chapter 21 (Section 21.4) Exercises 1abce, 2, 4, 5 from class; for 1be explain the method but it is not necessary to finish the computation.
• Homework 11 (due November 20, Monday): Judson, Chapter 21 (Section 21.4) Exercises 13, 21, 22, 28.