Autumn Quarter 2002

Class Meetings: MWF 9:30-10:18 am

Instructor: Robert B. Brown, MW 710, 292-8888,

Office Hours: After class Mondays and Wednesdays in MW 710

Class Website:

Required textbook: Deskins, W.E., Abstract Algebra, Dover, 1992

Course Requirements and Grading:

Homework, about once a week, usually due Wednesdays 25%

Midterm exam, Wed. Oct. 30 in class 25%

Final Exam, Tues. Dec. 10, 7:30am - 9:18am, in our classroom 50%


Chapter 7 Rings, Domains, Fields

Chapter 8 Polynomial Rings

Not in textbook more about fields

Chapter 10.5, 10.6 Galois Fields and their Automorphisms

Any leftover time will be devoted to linear algebra and linear transformations.