Math 71, Honors Algebra (Fall 2010)

 Syllabus and Homework Assignments

Announcements:

• Office Hours: Office hours on Friday, November 19 and Tuesday, November 23 are cancelled. Office hours will be held on Sunday, November 21 from 5:00 to 7:00.
• Last minute clarifications of Homework 7:
-Page 257: problem 10, assume that P contains no zero divisors of R.
-Page 258: problem 23 follows from problem 25, so you need only prove the latter.
-Page 301: problem 6, the ring structure can be described by showing the given ring isomorphic to a well-known ring or by showing the given ring isomorphic to one in which the binary operations are explicitly defined.
• The homework assignment on week 9 (Homework 8) will be due on Monday, November 9.
• Note that the statements in square brackets in the homework problems can be assumed. They do not have to be proved.
• A sketch of the solutions of Homework 1 can be found at Homework 1 Solutions. (Sorry about the poor penmanship.)

General Information

Textbook & Classes Instructor Homework & Examinations

Textbook & Classes

Abstract Algebra (3rd edition) by D. Dummit and R. Foote
(Available at Wheelock Books)

Classes held Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:00 - 11:05 in Room 104 Thornton. X-hour Thursday, 12:00 - 12:50

It is each student's responsibility to be aware of academic deadlines as stated by the Registrar.

You will be informed whenever an x-hour is going to be used.

Instructor

Martin(o) Arkowitz
Office: 207 Kemeny Hall

Office hours: Tuesday, 2 - 4, Friday, 1:30 - 3 and by appointment
Phone: 646-2419 or BlitzMail (preferred)

Homework & Examinations

• Problems from the text will be assigned weekly. The assignment for a given week consists of all the problems listed as Written Homework for that week. It will be due on Wednesday of the following week, except possibly for the last weeks of the term. For more details, see Syllabus and Homework Assignments.

• There will be one take-home midterm examination handed out on the sixth week of the term. The final will also be a take-home exam.