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Name: katreal
Date: August 20, 2003 (11:20)
Comment: i started college algerba and dont have a clue were to began. i have been out of school for ten years and its just like starting over.

Name: Kay
Date: August 13, 2003 (18:17)
Comment: I am having a difficult time learning both algerba 1 & 2 please help..

Name: ruby moore
Date: August 04, 2003 (18:40)
Comment: I NEED HELP WITH BASIC ALGERBA LIKE WHAT THE SYMBOLS MEAN

Name: Anonymous
Date: June 25, 2003 (07:36)
Comment: I have a test on Friday in Algebra and I don't have a clue. Can you help me?

Name: Anonymous
Date: June 16, 2003 (19:52)
Comment: I have dyslexia. school is hard,but I like math.I am not real good at it , but I would like to get better. I am going into 9th. any help would be appreciated.

Name: Demiesha
Date: June 06, 2003 (19:24)
Comment: I would like to know how to do algerba

Name: anderiaw51@aol.com
Date: May 24, 2003 (22:25)
Comment: i am disabled - age 51 and i do not get enought om my check to pay my bills and buy food as well. i cantget food stampseither.i need some daily help woth food.

Name: Louise
Date: May 22, 2003 (20:31)
Comment: I need help with basic algerba

Name: Anonymous
Date: May 06, 2003 (18:44)
Comment: i am in the 8th grade and i still don't understantd anything in algerba is there a book or a web sit that will teach in this course?

Name: Anonymous
Date: May 06, 2003 (18:40)
Comment: what is the easiest why to understand radicals?

Name: Anonymous
Date: January 31, 2003 (15:49)
Comment: need help in Algebra I 9th grade with ADD is falling be help!

Name: Anonymous
Date: January 14, 2003 (23:08)
Comment: My grandson is having problems with algerba. Do you know a web site that solves problems?

Name: Peg K
Date: December 16, 2002 (23:29)
Comment: I need to help my 9th grade grandson algera 1 he or I don't have a clue, just cannot get it! Is there a website for Algebra 1 that is easy to understand like maybe "Algebra for Dummies" or a software program that can be purchased. This is an emergency he is failing. Any help will be appreciated. Peg K

Name: Anonymous
Date: October 10, 2002 (18:23)
Comment: I am about to take a test for a job and I have never had algerba. It is on the test and I need help fast. Basic algerba is what it is. Test due in about 1 week. Is there anyway of learning and passing it?

Name: Anonymous
Date: August 12, 2002 (23:15)
Comment: my son is taking a home school test and he is 20 years old and never had algerba in school can you help?

Name: Anonymous
Date: August 01, 2002 (00:06)
Comment: i don't know how todo algerbr

Name: Anonymous
Date: April 05, 2002 (22:32)
Comment: DO YOU KNOW A WEBSITE THAT TEACHES ALGERBA 1 FOR A 9TH GRADER.

Name: Kim
Date: March 19, 2001 (04:59)
Comment: hi! are you there i just got it ineed a installed my alegbra also please send me back thanks kim i 'm tried to learn all things now

Name: Anonymous
Date: January 27, 2001 (08:13)
Comment: IM AM LEARNING ALGEBRA IN SCHOOL I AM IN YEAR 8 AND I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO DO ALGEBRA CAN YOU HELP ME

Name: doubleD
Date: August 08, 2000 (18:13)
Comment: I am really a "Draw A Blank Minded Person" when it comes to Alegbra. I even considered hypnosis. I want to go back to school, but I need serious help; can anyone help me with this matter

Name: DESIREE
Date: July 10, 2000 (18:30)
Comment: I HAVE A QUESTION:DO YOU KNOW OF A WEB SITE THAT TEACHES YOU ALEGBRA FOR 7TH GRADERS,eCT

Name: TRS
Date: November 16, 1999 (08:43)
Comment: You will note that the first line of the exercise page (257) prefaces all exercises with the phrase that "R is a ring with identity 1 <> 0 "

Name: Anonymous
Date: November 15, 1999 (19:29)
Comment: For p.258 #10, can we assume that R has 1? If not, then isn't R = 2Z, P = {0} a counter example?

Name: TRS
Date: November 07, 1999 (16:32)
Comment: The inclusiion homomorpism is the identity map from a subset to the superset. For example f: Q --> R f(x) = x is the inclusion homomorphism from the rationals to the reals. In particular, it is one-to-one.

Name: TRS
Date: November 07, 1999 (16:30)
Comment: Stefan: yes, read to the end of the sentence.

Name: Jason
Date: November 07, 1999 (15:01)
Comment: On p.250 #24(a), phi as "the inclusion homomorphism" means phi is 1-1?

Name: Stefan Andreev
Date: November 06, 1999 (22:20)
Comment: On 17 b, is u a unit in R?

Name: TRS
Date: October 14, 1999 (08:33)
Comment: LaTeX (the champion of typesetting programs!)

LaTeX is a superset of TeX (a mathematical typesetting program developed by Donald Knuth). Even professional journals now use TeX to prepare manuscripts and books for publication. There are versions for all platforms (Mac, Windows, Linux/UNIX).

There is a keyserved version (for the Mac) called Textures in the No Support folder on Public.

Examples of the code are available by clicking on the TeX option on the homework solutions (assignments web page), but be warned there is a learning curve.


Name: J Ruiz
Date: October 13, 1999 (14:03)
Comment: What do you use to type up the solutions? Besides your brain...

Name: TRS
Date: October 13, 1999 (07:32)
Comment: Andreev: Not exactly. It's like specifying a linear map on a basis. The authors told you where a generator for the group goes, and assuming phi_a is a homomorphism, you can infer the rest.

Name: Stefan Andreev
Date: October 12, 1999 (19:27)
Comment: Is a map f: 1bar -> x^a the same thing as a map from f:<1> -> ?

Name: TRS
Date: October 04, 1999 (13:38)
Comment: First midterm will be a take-home given out at the end of class on Friday, Oct 15, and due at the beginning of class on Monday, Oct 18.

Name: TRS
Date: October 04, 1999 (13:37)
Comment: Grading Scheme for first homework:
p4: #5 (1pt), #7 (3 pts; 1 for first part)
p7: #8: (4pts)
p11: #5 (2pts), #11 (2pts) #12 (2pts) #13(2pts) #14 (4 pts; 3 for first part)

Name: TRS
Date: October 04, 1999 (09:29)
Comment: I'll talk about the exams in class today

Name: Stefan Andreev
Date: October 03, 1999 (14:00)
Comment: I was wondering when the midterms are for this course?

Name: TRS
Date: October 01, 1999 (08:14)
Comment: Jason: x^2 = 1 is meant to convey that the group law for G is being written multiplicatively, and that the identity for the group is being denoted 1.

Name: Jason
Date: September 30, 1999 (19:03)
Comment: Does p.22 #25 imply that G is a group under * (regular multiplication)? If so, can we assume that 1 is our e for G?

Name: TRS
Date: September 28, 1999 (07:52)
Comment: In part, but not exactly. The issue of well-defined concerns an ambiguity in the way one represents elements in the domain of a function you want to define. So for example if one wants a function f:Q --> Z, it is necessary for f(a/b) = f(na/nb) for all nonzero integers n since a/b = na/nb in Q. Thus the function f(a/b) = a-b is not well-defined since f(1/2) = -1 while f(2/4) = -2.

Name: Anonymous
Date: September 27, 1999 (09:55)
Comment: for the first problem of the problem set, is it enough to show that a map f:A-->B is well-defined by showing that it is actually a function? i.e. that for b,c elements of B there exists no a element of A such that f(a)=b and f(a)=c where b does not = c.

Name: TRS
Date: September 24, 1999 (12:35)
Comment: The textbook is in at Wheelock books

Name: TRS
Date: September 24, 1999 (08:25)
Comment: I finally got a desk copy of the book, and am putting it on two-hour reserve at Baker. In the case of textbook shortages, Baker usually expedites this process.

Name: TRS
Date: September 22, 1999 (13:43)
Comment: Textbooks: I don't know that status of textbooks, although I suspect fewer were ordered than people enrolled. If you don't have one and the bookstores are out of stock, I would suggest:

  1. Check both bookstores and see how fast they can get them.
  2. If you find no books at either bookstore, you may have luck through Amazon or Borders (although their web sites were not encouraging.)
  3. You can also call the publisher (John Wiley (800) 225-5945), and order the book (ISBN 0-13-569302-0), and have it FedExed. They confirmed they have lots in stock.

Name: TRS
Date: September 06, 1999 (11:45)
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