MATH 4581: ABSTRACT ALGEBRA II - AUTUMN 2013

Class Information

Time: 9:10am-10:05am
Days:: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Place: MQ 161
Textbook: Abstract Algebra II, lecture notes by Professor Ronald Solomon
Material covered: Review on linear algebra, Groups of permutations, Symmetries of 3-dimensional objects, Introduction to Galois theory.
Prerequisites: A grade of C- or above in 4580, or credit for 5590H or 581
Syllabus: Here

Contact Information

Instructor: Davide Fusi
Office: MW 530
Office hours: Monday 10:15am-11:15am, Wednesday 1:00pm-2:00pm, Thursday 10:00am-11:00am, or by appointment
Phone: 614-292-5912
Email: fusi.1(AT)math(DOT)osu(DOT)edu or fusi.1(AT)osu(DOT)edu

Homework, exams and withdrawal policies

  • Homeworks 20%, Final 40%, Midterms 40% (20% each)
  • Expect one weekly homework assignment. No late homework will be accepted, but the two lowest homework scores will be dropped when finding the homework mean for the term.
  • Homeworks must be turned in at the beginning of the class.
  • Two midterms on Monday, September 30, and Friday, November 8. Both of them from 9:10am to 10:05am, in MQ 161.
  • Final exam date: Wednesday, December 11, in MQ 161 at 8:00am.
  • Homework Assignments

  • Homework 1 (due on August 30): Chapter 1, Exercises: 2, 4, 6, 7, and 8 (only (a), (c), (e), (f)). Click here for comments and hints
  • Homework 2 (due on September 6): Chapter 2, Exercises: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6.
  • Homework 3 (due on September 13): Chapter 2, Exercise: 8. Chapter 3, Exercises: 1, 2, 3, 4, 10.
  • Homework 4 (due on September 20): Chapter 4, Exercises: 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14.
  • NO HOMEWORK due on September 27. Review material covered in class (Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4 in the book), exercises done in class and exercises left as homework. Here you can find more exercises that will help you prepare for Midterm 1, here you can find a practice test and here the solution for the practice test.
  • Homework 5 (due on October 4): Click here
  • Homework 6 (due on October 11): Click here
  • Homework 7 (due on October 18): Chapter 7, Exercises: 3, 4, 5, 6, 8.
  • Homework 8 (due on October 28): Chapter 8, Exercises: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7.
  • Homework 9 (due on November 1): Click here
  • Homework 10 (due on November 8): Click here. Review material covered in class (Chapters 5, 6, 7 and 8 in the book), exercises done in class and exercises left as homework. Here you can find a practice test and here the solution for the practice test
  • Homework 11 (due on November 15): Chapter 9, Exercises: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
  • Homework 12 (due on November 22): Chapter 10, Exercises: 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 (only part a. and b.), 9.
  • Homework 13 (due on November 26 4:30pm): Chapter 11, Exercises: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6.
  • Homework 14 (due on December 2): Exercises 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 of the Final Practice Exercises Part I
  • Homework 15 (due on December 2): Exercises 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 of the Final Practice Exercises Part II
  • Here you can find a practice test for the final and the solution
  • Other Announcements

  • Office hours change on Monday September 9: 1:00pm-2:30pm (only on September 9).
  • Office hours change on Thursday November 21: 3:00pm-4:30pm.
  • Review session for the final will be on Wednesday December 4 in MQ 161 from 9:00am to 11:00am.
  • Office hours end of the semester:
    Monday November 25: 10:15am-11:15am and 3:00pm-4:30pm.
    Friday December 6: 2:00pm-5:00pm.
    Monday December 9: 10:00am-11:00am and 3:00pm-5:00pm.
    Tuesday December 10: 10:00am-11:00am and 3:00pm-5:00pm. .
  • Students with Disabilities

    Students with disabilities that have been certified by the Office for Disability Services will be appropriately accommodated, and should inform the instructor as soon as possible of their needs.

    The Office for Disability Services is located in 150 Pomerene Hall, 1760 Neil Avenue; telephone (614) 292-3307 and VRS (614) 429-1334.