Math 331-3: MENU: Abstract Algebra Fall 2013
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: March 26, 2013

Lecture # Date Topic(s) Sections Homework due date
1 Tue 4/2 Algebraic Extensions 13.1 1,3 M 4/8
2 Wed 4/3 Algebraic Extensions 13.2 7, 13, 14, 17 M 4/8
3 Fri 4/5 Algebraic Extensions 13.2    
4 Mon 4/8 Splitting fields 13.4 1, 2 M 4/15
5 Thurs 4/11 Splitting fields 13.4 3, 5, 6 M 4/15
6 Fri 4/12 Separable & inseparable extensions 13.5 1 M 4/15
7 Mon 4/15 Finite fields 13.5 2, 5, 6, 7 M 4/22
8 Wed 4/17 Groups acting on Fields 14.1 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 M 4/22
9 Fri 4/19 Fundamental Theorem 14.2    
10 Mon 4/22 Fundamental Theorem 14.2 2, 3, 4, 9, 13, 14 M 4/29
11 Wed 4/24 Fundamental Theorem 14.2    
12 Fri 4/26 Fundamental Theorem 14.2 5, 13 M 4/29
12.5 Mon 4/29 Fundamental Theorem 14.2    
HT Wed 5/1 Midterm
13 Fri 5/3 Primitive Element Theorem These problems    
14 Mon 5/6 Cyclotomic and abelian extensions 14.5    
15 Wed 5/8 Cyclotomic and abelian extensions 14.5 1, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 M 5/13
16 Fri 5/10 Cyclotomic and abelian extensions 14.5   M 5/13
17 Mon 5/13 Cyclotomic and abelian extensions 14.5 12 M 5/20
18 Wed 5/15 Radical Extensions 14.7    
19 Fri 5/17 Galois Groups of Radical Extensions 14.7 10, 11 M 5/20
20 Mon 5/20 Galois Groups of towers      
21 Wed 5/22 Solvable Groups, Insolvability of the Quintic 6.1, 14.7    
NO CLASS Fri 5/24   14.6 19, 20, 33 W 6/29
NO CLASS Mon 5/27 NO CLASS - MEMORIAL DAY
22 Wed 5/29 Kummer Theory 14.6 2, 8, 9, 23, 47 M 6/3
23 Thur 5/30 Kummer Theory 14.7 17, 18, 19 M 6/3
24 Fri 5/31 Advanced Topics 14.8  
1:30-3:30 Mon 6/3 Special Office Hours      
  Wed 6/5-
Mon 6/10
Reading Period - NO LECTURES
Review Thurs 6/6 Review session, 3:00-5:00
FINAL Tue 6/11
9-11 am
Final examination in Lunt 104

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