This is a tentative syllabus for the course, and will almost certainly change.

Date | Topic | Section in the Book | Deadlines, etc. |

Wednesday, September 22 | Symmetries and the Dihedral Group | Chapter 1 | . |

Friday, September 24 | Group Definition, Examples, and Properties | Chapter 2 | . |

Monday, September 27 | Orders of Elements, Subgroups | Chapter 3 | . |

Tuesday x-hour | Homework discussion | . | . |

Wednesday, September 29 | Cyclic Groups, Generators | Chapter 4 | HW 1 due |

Friday, October 1 | Subgroups of Cyclic Groups | Chapter 4 | . |

Monday, October 4 | Permutations and Cycle Notation | Chapter 5 | Quiz on Ch. 1-4 |

Tuesday x-hour | Homework discussion | . | . |

Wednesday, October 6 | Permutation Groups | Chapter 5 | HW 2 due |

Friday, October 8 | Isomorphisms and Examples | Chapter 6 | . |

Monday, October 11 | Isomorphisms | Chapter 6 | . |

Tuesday x-hour | Homework discussion | . | . |

Wednesday, October 13 | Cosets | Chapter 7 | HW 3 due |

Friday, October 15 | Cosets, Orbits and Stabilizers | Chapter 7 | Quiz on Ch. 5, 6 |

Monday, October 18 | Normal Subgroups | Chapter 9 | . |

Tuesday x-hour | Homework discussion | . | . |

Wednesday, October 20 | Factor Groups | Chapter 9 | HW 4 due |

Friday, October 22 | Direct Products |
Chapter 8 | Begin take-home midterm (Will cover Ch. 1-9) |

Monday, October 25 | Group Homomorphisms | Chapter 10 |
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**Tuesday x-hour** | Group Homomorphisms | Chapter 10 | . |

Wednesday, October 27 | First Isomorphism Theorem | Chapter 10 | . |

Friday, October 29 (Homecoming) |
Extra office hours; Midterm due at or before 4pm. (No class. We had class on Tuesday the 26th instead.) |
. | Take-home midterm due |

Monday, November 1 | Fundamental Theorem of Finite Abelian Groups | Chapter 11 | . |

Tuesday x-hour | HW discussion | . | . |

Wednesday, November 3 | Rings and Subrings | Chapter 12 | HW 5 due |

Friday, November 5 | Integral Domains, Fields | Chapter 13 | . |

Monday, November 8 | Characteristic of a Ring | Chapter 13 | Quiz on Ch. 10, 11, 12 |

Tuesday x-hour | Homework discussion | . | . |

Wednesday, November 10 | Ideals, Factor Rings | Chapter 14 | HW 6 due |

Friday, November 12 | Prime and Maximal Ideals | Chapter 14 | . |

Monday, November 15 | Ring Homomorphisms | Chapter 15 | . |

Tuesday x-hour | Homework discussion | . | . |

Wednesday, November 17 | Ring Homomorphisms | Chapter 15 | HW 7 due |

Friday, November 19 (Final day to withdraw) |
Polynomial Rings |
Chapter 16 | Quiz on Ch. 13, 14, 15 |

Monday, November 22 | Polynomial Rings | Chapter 16 | . |

THANKSGIVING | . | . | . |

Monday, November 29 | Factoring and Irreducibility Tests | Chapter 17 | HW 8 due |

Tuesday x-hour | Extra office hours | . | . |

Wednesday, December 1 | Wrap-up | . | . |