Math 331-3: MENU: Abstract Algebra Fall 2015
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, 2015

HW # Date Topic(s) Sections Homework due date
1 Mon 3/30 Algebraic Extensions 13.1 1,3 M 4/6
2 Wed 4/1 Algebraic Extensions 13.2 7, 13, 14, 16 M 4/6
3 Fri 4/3 Algebraic Extensions 13.2    
4 Mon 4/6 Splitting fields; algebraic closures 13.4 1, 2 M 4/13
5 Wed 4/8 Splitting fields; algebraic closures 13.4 3, 5 M 4/13
6 Fri 4/10 Separable & inseparable extensions 13.5 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 M 4/13
7 Mon 4/13 Finite fields 13.5   M 4/20
8 Wed 4/15 Groups acting on Fields 14.1 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 M 4/20
9 Fri 4/17 Fundamental Theorem 14.2    
10 Mon 4/20 Fundamental Theorem 14.2 2, 3, 4, 9, 13, 14 M 4/27
11 Wed 4/22 Fundamental Theorem 14.2    
12 Fri 4/24 Fundamental Theorem 14.2 5, 13 M 4/27
12.5 Mon 4/27 Fundamendal Theorem 14.2    
HT Wed 4/29 Midterm
13 Fri 5/1 Trancendental Numbers      
14 Mon 5/4 Fundamental Theorem: Examples 14.5    
15 Wed 5/6 Fundamental Theorem: Examples 14.5 1, 5 M 5/11
16 Fri 5/8 Fundamental Theorem: Examples 14.5 These problems M 5/11
17 Mon 5/11 Examples      
18 Wed 5/13 Symmetric Polynomials      
19 Fri 5/15 Solving Quadratics   These problems M 5/18
20 Mon 5/18 Solving the Cubic      
21 Wed 5/20 Solvable Groups 6.1    
22 Fri 5/22 The Quintic 14.7 These problems W 5/27
NO CLASS Mon 5/25 NO CLASS - MEMORIAL DAY
23 Wed 5/27 Solvable Extensions are Radical 14.7    
24 Fri 5/29 Cyclotomic Fields 15.4 These problems W 6/3
25 Mon 6/1 Advanced Topics 14.8    
  Sometime
Reading Period - NO LECTURES
Review Fri 6/5 Review session, 10:00-12:00
FINAL Tue 6/9
3-5pm
Final examination in Lunt 104

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