**Time/Location**: MWF 9:10--10:05, 115 Caldwell Laboratory

**Instructor**: Hsian-Hua Tseng

**Office**: 642 Math Tower

**Office Phone**: 614-292-5581

**E-mail**: hhtseng-at-math-dot-ohio-state-dot-edu

**Office Hours**: MW 10:10--11am, or by appointment.

**Textbook:** Math 4581 course notes by R. Solomon (available at OSU bookstores, Barnes & Noble, and SBX).

**Description:** The main goal of this course is to discuss various topics in abstract algebra. We will closely follow the textbook. A general description of the course can be found here.

**Disability Statement:** Students with disabilities that have been certified by the Office of Disability Services will be appropriately accommodated, and should inform the instructor as soon as possible of their needs. The Office of Disability Services is located in 150 Pomerene Hall, 1760 Neil Avenue; telephone (614) 292-3307, VRS (614) 429-1334; http://www.ods.osu.edu

**Academic Misconduct Statement:** It is the responsibility of the Committee on Academic Misconduct to investigate or establish procedures for the investigation of all reported cases of student academic misconduct. The term academic misconduct includes all forms of student academic misconduct wherever committed; illustrated by, but not limited to, cases of plagiarism and dishonest practices in connection with examinations. Instructors shall report all instances of alleged academic misconduct to the committee. For additional information, see the Code of Student Conduct http://studentaffairs.osu.edu/resource_csc.asp.

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

**Midterm 1:** October 14 (Wednesday), in class. The exam covers Chapters 1,2 , 3, 4 (Homework 1 thru 5, not 6). The Midterm 1 of my Spring 2013 class can be found here (now with solutions).

**Midterm 2:** November 18 (Wednesday), in class. The exam covers Chapters 1 thru 9 with the focus on chapters 5 thru 9 (Homework 6 and 7, not 8). The Midterm 2 of my Spring 2013 class can be found here (and solutions).

**Final Exam:** December 14 (Monday), 10:00am-11:45am. The exam covers everything discussed, including homework assignments and past exams. See here for exam scheduling.

**Homework Assignments: updated periodically.
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Homework 1 (due Sept. 9): Chapter 1, Exercise 3, 4, 5, 6, 8. Solutions

Homework 2 (due Sept. 14): Chapter 2, Exercise 1, 5, 6, 8(a)(b)(c). Solutions

Homework 3 (due September 21): Chapter 3, Exercise 1, 2, 4, 5, 6. Solutions

Homework 4 (due September 28): Chapter 4, Exercise 1, 3. Solutions

Homework 5 (due October 5): Chapter 4, Exercise 5, 6, 8, 9, 10. Solutions

Homework 6 (due October 19): Chapter 4, Exercise 12, 13, 14, 18; Chapter 5, Exercise 5; Chapter 6, Exercise 10; Chapter 7, Exercise 3, 4, 5, 9(a) . Solutions part 1, part 2.

Homework 7 (due Nov. 2): Chapter 8, Exercise 1, 4, 8(a)(c)(d), 11, Chapter 9 Exercise 1, 2(a). Solutions part 1, part 2.

Homework 8 (due Nov. 23): Chapter 9, Exercise 4, 5, 6, Chapter 10 Exercise 2(a), 9, Chapter 11 Exercise 2, 3, 6. Solutions part 1, part 2, part 3.

Homework 9 (due Nov. 30): Chapter 12, Exercise 8 (a)(b)(c). Solutions