MATH 331-1: MENU: Abstract Algebra
Fall 2007/2008

Instructor: Frank Calegari

MWThF 10:00 am Lunt 104
Although lectures will generally take place on MWF and discussion sections on Thursdays, there may be some deviations
from this schedule, so please pay careful attention to the detailed list of Reading and Homework Assignments.

http://www.math.northwestern.edu/~fcale/331.html/

News

07/29/07: The web page for 331-1 is now fully operational. Welcome!

07/29/07: Please STAPLE the pages of your homework together.

07/29/07: The names of all people you collaborated with on a homework assignment should appear at the top of the first page of the assignment, just under your own name.

11/19/07: The Final Problem List is now online!

11/19/07: The Solutions to the Final are now online!

What is Math 331?

Math 331 is an honors-level course in abstract algebra taught at a high level of abstraction. Its subject matter (groups, rings, fields, etc.) is similar to that of Math 330, but there is a greater emphasis in 331 on proving theorems, by the students themselves as well as by the instructor. The level is similar to that of a first-year graduate course, although we will move more slowly than a graduate course would. A good deal of the learning will come from the weekly problem sets, and students in 331 should be prepared to devote considerable time to them.

During the first 2 weeks of class, students may move from 331 to 330. Thus it is especially important that students dive into the course material immediately to ascertain whether they belong in 331 or not.


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