# 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)

**Email:** alpert.19 (and ends just like your email address)

**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.