Math 331-3: MENU: Abstract Algebra Fall 2009
All reading and homework is from Dummit and Foote. Since I will make changes in the schedule, you should make a point of checking frequently to be sure you have the most up to date list of assigned problems and due dates.

The listed exercises should be handed in at the beginning of lecture on the due date indicated.

Assignments   Last updated: May 23, 2009

HW # Date Topic(s) Sections Homework due date
1 Mon 3/30 Basic Theory 13.1 1,3 M 4/6
NO CLASS Wed 4/1        
NO CLASS Fri 4/3        
2 Mon 4/6 Algebraic Extensions 13.2 13, 14, 16, 19, 20 M 4/13
3 Wed 4/8 Algebraic Extensions 13.3    
4 Fri 4/10 Splitting fields; algebraic closures 13.4 1, 2 M 4/13
5 Mon 4/13 Splitting fields; algebraic closures 13.4 3, 5 M 4/20
6 Wed 4/15 Separable & inseparable extensions 13.5 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 M 4/20
7 Fri 4/17 Cyclotomic polynomials & extensions 13.6 1, 2, 3, 9 M 4/20
8 Mon 4/20 Basic Definitions 14.1 1, 4, 5, 10 M 4/27
9 Wed 4/22 Basic Definitions 14.1    
10 Fri 4/24 Fundamental Theorem 14.2 2, 3, 4 M 4/27
11 Mon 4/27 Fundamental Theorem 14.2    
12 Wed 4/29 Fundamental Theorem 14.2 5, 13 M 5/4
13 Fri 4/31 Finite Fields 14.3 1, 3, 5, 7, 10 M 5/4
HT Mon 5/4 Midterm
14 Wed 5/6 Examples 14.2    
15 Fri 5/8 Composite & simple extensions 14.4 1, 2, 3 M 5/11
16 Mon 5/11 Cyclotomic and abelian extensions 14.5    
17 Wed 5/13 Cyclotomic and abelian extensions 14.5 1, 3, 5, 7 M 5/18
18 Fri 5/15 Galois groups 14.6 3, 11, 17 M 5/18
19 Mon 5/18 Galois groups 14.6 19, 20, 33 W 5/27
20 Wed 5/20 Solvable Groups 6.1    
21 Fri 5/22 Solvable and Radical Extensions 14.7 9, 17, 19  
NO CLASS Mon 5/25 NO CLASS - MEMORIAL DAY
22 Wed 5/27 Computation of Galois Groups over Q 14.8    
23 Fri 5/29 Computation of Galois Groups over Q 14.8    
25 Mon 6/1 Complements      
  Tue 6/2 -
Sun 6/7
Reading Period - NO LECTURES
Review TBA Review session, 2:00-4:00
FINAL Wed 6/10
9-11 am
Final examination in Lunt 103

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