Abstract algebra II (Math 128B), Spring 2011

Duncan Hall 243, MW noon-1:15pm (Sec. 01, code 23471)

Last update of this page: August 15, 2011

Announcements:

Administrative handouts:

Course greensheet, Information sheet.

Course notes:

Course mechanics: Homework in Math 128B, Writing proofs.

Pictures of the Galois correspondence (click to download):

Thanks to Mike Petrillo for those pictures!

Course content: Axioms for groups and rings, Notes on group actions, The fundamental theorem of Galois theory.

Also, check out Gallian's website, with links to useful things like online flash cards for definitions (hard copy version).

Topics for exams:

Exam 1, Exam 2, Exam 3, Final exam.

Sample exams:

Final from 128A.

Problem sets:

Click on the number or "See handout" of any highlighted problem set to download it. (Files are in PDF format, which can be read by the free Adobe Acrobat program.)

HW Outline due Due date Last revision due Problems
PS01 Wed Feb 02 Mon Feb 07 Mon Feb 21 See handout
PS02 Wed Feb 09 Mon Feb 14 Mon Apr 04 See handout (REVISED MON FEB 07)
PS03 Wed Feb 16 Mon Feb 21 Mon Apr 04 See handout
PS04 Wed Mar 02 Mon Mar 07 Mon Apr 04 See handout
PS05 Wed Mar 09 Mon Mar 14 Mon Apr 04 See handout
PS06 Wed Mar 16 Mon Mar 21 Mon May 02 See handout
PS07 Wed Mar 23 Mon Apr 04 Mon May 02 See handout
PS08 Wed Apr 13 Mon Apr 18 Mon May 02 See handout
PS09 Wed Apr 20 Mon Apr 25 Mon May 16 See handout
PS10 Wed Apr 27 Mon May 02 Mon May 16 See handout
PS11 Wed May 11 Mon May 16 Mon May 18 See handout (REVISED SUN MAY 15)

Reading assigned in course:

Contemporary Abstract Algebra, Gallian: Chapters 12-14, 15-18, 19, 20 (through p. 364 only), 21-23, 24, Notes on group actions, 32, The fundamental theorem of Galois theory. (Review: Chapters 0-11.)

Proof handout: Parts I-II.

Other useful links: