Spring 2018, Math 4581: Abstract Algebra II

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Syllabus

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Calendar

Jan 8: chapter 1 Jan 10: chapter 2 Jan 12: more chapter 2
Jan 15: no class Jan 17: chapter 3, HW1 due Jan 19: groups, subgroups
Jan 22: permutations Jan 24: test review, HW2 due Jan 26: test on chapters 1--3
Jan 29: work on HW3 Jan 31: orbit/stab thm, HW3 due Feb 2: Lagrange's thm
Feb 5: work on HW4 Feb 7: chapter 5, HW4 due Feb 9: chapter 6
Feb 12: chapter 7 Feb 14: test review, HW5 due Feb 16: test on chapter 4
Feb 19: F[x]/<p(x)> Feb 21: min. polyn., HW6 due Feb 23: p irreducible => field
Feb 26: work on HW7 Feb 28: deg. of extensions, HW7   Mar 2: chapter 9
Mar 5: chapter 10 Mar 7: test review, HW8 due Mar 9: test on chapter 8
Mar 12: spring break Mar 14: spring break Mar 16: spring break
Mar 19: Galois group Mar 21: Gal. permutes roots Mar 23: fixed fields
Mar 26: work on HW9 Mar 28: Galois fund. thm., HW9   Mar 30: normal subgroups
Apr 2: class equation Apr 4: test review, HW10 due Apr 6: test on Galois theory
Apr 9: work on HW11 Apr 11: quotient groups, HW11 Apr 13: more quotient groups
Apr 16: work on HW12   Apr 18: constructibility, HW12   Apr 20: solvability by radicals
Apr 23: test review
Tues May 1: final exam

Homework

HW1 (due Jan 17): Judson chapter 20 exercises 6, 7, 15, 16.

HW2 (due Jan 24): Solomon ch 2 ex 1; ch 3 ex 1, 2, 6, 7.

HW3 (due Jan 31): Judson ch 3 ex 14, 33, 53; ch 4 ex 30; ch 5 ex 2dfijo, 3bd.

HW4 (due Feb 7): Judson ch 14 ex 2, 3; ch 6 ex 5dfh, 9, 14.

HW5 (due Feb 14): Judson ch 6 ex 11, 12, 17, 18.

HW6 (due Feb 21): Judson ch 14 ex 12, 14.

HW7 (due Feb 28): Judson ch 16 ex 8; ch 17 ex 7, 9, 10; ch 21 ex 1abce, 5.

HW8 (due Mar 7): Judson ch 21 ex 2, 13, 22, 28.

HW9 (due Mar 28): Judson ch 23 ex 1.

HW10 (due Apr 4): Judson ch 21 ex 4; ch 23 ex 6, 9, 22cdef.

HW11 (due Apr 11): Judson ch 10 ex 2 (without factor groups); ch 14 ex 7, 22.

HW12 (due Apr 18): Judson ch 10 ex 1abce, 2, 4.