**Syllabus:**

**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.

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

**Midterm 1:** October 12 (Wednesday), in class. The exam covers everything discussed until the Oct. 5 lecture (inclusive), including homework 1--5.

some old exams: Sp13, Au15. NOTE: we cover more that these past exams.

**Midterm 2:** November 16 (Wednesday), in class. The exam covers everything discussed until the Nov. 09 lecture (inclusive), including homework 1--9.

an old exam: Au15. NOTE: we cover more that this past exam.

**Final Exam:** December 12 (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 September 7): Chapter 1, Exercise 3, 4, 5, 6, 8. Solutions

Homework 2 (due September 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. Solutions.

Homework 7 (due October 26): Chapter 6, Exercise 10, Chapter 7, Exercise 3, 4, 5, 9(a). Solutions.

Homework 8 (due November 2): Chapter 8, Exercise 1, 4, 8(a)(c)(d), 11. Solutions,

Homework 9 (due November 9): Chapter 9, Exercise 1, 2(a). Solutions

Homework 10 (due November 21): Chapter 9, Exercise 4, 5, 6, Chapter 10, Exercise 2(a), 9. Solutions part 1, part 2.

Homework 11 (due November 30): Chapter 11, Exercise 2, 3, 6, Chapter 12, Exercise 8(a)(b)(c). Solutions part 1, part 2.