Math 1530: Abstract Algebra


Professor Richard Kenyon
Tel. 863-6406
rkenyon -at- math dot brown dot edu
office: 305 Kassar
Office hours: Fridays 1-2pm

TA sessions: Mondays 5pm-6pm, room: Barus-Holley 158

Text:
I. Herstein, Topics in Algebra

Course outline: Chapters 1-5, roughly.
There will be weekly homeworks, one midterm and one final.
Your class grade will be 35% homework, 20% midterm and 45% of your final. Your lowest homework grade will be dropped.

Final: Saturday May 12, 9:00am-12:00pm, 85 Waterman St 015.

No class April 17.

Homeworks

Homework 1 due Tuesday Feb 6:
Page 8: 5,7,10
Page 16: 1, 4, 10
Page 23: 3, 4, 9

Homework 2 due Tuesday Feb 13:
Page 35: 1, 3, 7, 10, 21, 25
Page 46: 3, 4, 5

Homework 3 due Thursday Feb 22:
Page 47: 6, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 27, 28, 32, 37

Homework 4 due Tuesday Feb 27:
Page 53: 2, 9, 12
Page 64: 2, 3, 7

Homework 5 due Tuesday Mar 6:
Page 65: 4, 5, 10, 16, 17, 18
Page 80: 3, 5, 6, 9

Homework 6 due Tuesday Mar 13:
Page 74: 5, 6, 7, 9
Page 81: 11, 27

Homework 7 due Tuesday Apr 3:
Page 90: 9, 10
Page 102: 6, 8, 11a, 21
Page 115: 4

Homework 8 due Tuesday Apr 10:
Page 115: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Page 118: 27, 28, 29

Homeplay 9 due Thursday Apr 19:
Page 130: 4, 10
Page 135: 3, 5, 9, 10

Homeplay 10 due Tuesday Apr 24:
Page 142: 2, 3, 4
Page 149: 1, 2, 3