﻿ Math 0430 Introduction to Abstract Algebraic Systems (Fall 2011)
MATH 0430 Introduction to Abstract Algebraic Systems (Fall 2011)
University of Pittsburgh

 Links o Course syllabus and approximate schedule of the course. o Click here for this term MAC hours. Out TA is Saiki (M, F 2-3PM). (Ignore the highlighted name Zhou.) o Information about midterm 1 o Practice problems for midterm 1 o Information about midterm 2 o Practice problems for midterm 2 o Review sheet for final exam o Solutions to midterm 1 o Solutions to midterm 2 What's new! o Review sheet for the final and solutions to midterms posted. o Homework 10 posted. Only best 8 out of 10 homeworks will count. So you may not need to hand in HW10 if you have already done fine in the previous homeworks. HW10 is due by Friday Dec. 9. (either in class on Thursday or you can slip it under my office door on Friday). o Homework 9 posted. It is due Thursday after Thanksgiving. o Some pratcice problems for midterm 2 with solutions posted. o Review sheet for midterm 2 posted (above). o Homework 8 posted. o Homework 7 posted. o Homework 6 posted. It is slightly shorter than the previous homeworks. o Some practice problems with solutions posted. Also info about the midterm 1 updated. See above. o Info about midterm 1 posted. See above. o Homework 5 posted. It is due Thursday Oct. 6. o Homework 4 posted. It is due Thursday Sep. 29. o Homeworks 2 and 3 posted (below). They are due on Thursday Sep. 15 and Thursday Sep. 22 respectively. o First homework posted (below). o Midterm dates and final grade scheme posted. o I noticed that below it says my office hours are Monday,Wednesday 3-4, I corrected it to Tuesday, Thursday 3-4. o MAC hours for this term posted (above). Weekly homework o Homework 1: (from Fraleigh, 7th Ed.). It is due on Thursday Sep. 8 in class. Sec. 0: 36(a) Sec. 1: 6, 32 Sec. 2: 8, 23 Sec. 3: 4, 10, 16(b) Sec. 4: 6, 8, 18, 19, 29 o Homework 2: Due Sep. 15 Sec. 5: 20, 22, 34, 40, 42, 53 Sec. 6: 18, 28, 32, 46, 52. o Homework 3: Due Sep. 22 Sec. 7: 2, 8, 18 Sec. 8: 4, 6, 16, 24, 45, 47 o Homework 4: Due Sep. 29 Sec. 8: 49, 53 Sec. 9: 2, 8, 12, 13(c), 29, 34, 39. Hint: Sec. 9 #29 is similar to the argument used to show A_n has n!/2 elements. o Homework 5: Due Oct. 6 Sec. 10: 2, 4, 6, 16, 27, 36, 39, 45. o Homework 6: Due Oct. 20 Sec. 11: 12, 22, 39, 40 (only the first group). Sec. 13: 16, 33, 53. o Homework 7: Due Oct. 27 Sec. 14: 4, 12, 25, 30, 40(a). Sec. 15: 4, 35, 40. o Homework 8: Due Tuesday Nov. 8 Sec. 15: 14. Sec. 16: 2. Sec. 17: 2, 4. Sec. 18: 8, 12, 38. o Homework 9: Due Thursday Nov.29 Sec. 19: 14, 29 (see Definition 19.13 for definition of characteristic of a ring). Sec. 21: 2 Sec. 22: 14, 16, 25 Sec. 26: 12 o Homework 10: Due by Friday Dec. 9 Sec. 26: 24 Sec. 27: 24, 31, 32 Sec. 29: 4, 10, 12, 31 Course Information Text: A First Course in Abstract Algebra, 7th Edition, John B. Fraleigh Time of lectures: Tuesdays-Thursdays 4:00PM - 5:15PM Location of lectures: 627 Thackeray Hall o There will be 2 midterms, one final exam, and weekly assignments. o Midterm 1: Thursday October 13 o Midterm 2: Thursday November 17 o Midterms are during the lectures and will be 1 hour and 15 min. long. o Final grade is 50% final exam, 20% each midterm and 10% (best 10) homeworks. Instructor's Information Email: kavehk AT pitt.edu Office: Thackeray #424 Office hours: 3:00PM-4:00PM Tue-Th or by appointment. You can drop by anytime, I am usually in. Office phone: 412-624-8331