Introduction to Abstract Algebra

Course Description and Grading Breakdown

Course Meeting Time and Location
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
9:00 - 9:55 am
107 Downs Laboratory of Physics (DWN)

Course Instructor Contact Information and Office Hours
221 Math Building (Building 15)
Office Hours: Mondays 3-4pm

TA Contact Information and Office Hours
Victor Zhang (Head TA)
2-E Math Building

2-L Math Building

TA Office Hours: Wednesday 4:30-6pm @ Math lounge (Building 15)

Each week, either Josh or I will be the TA for the class. Please direct HW related questions to the corresponding TA:

Week of HW 1: Victor
Week of HW 2: Josh
Week of HW 3: Victor

Course Schedule and Textbook

Text: Dummit and Foote, Abstract Algebra, 3rd ed., Wiley 


Course Policies

Homework is due Thursdays @ 12 noon, in the dropbox outside 111 DWN.

 Date PostedAssignment Due Date 
 April 6 HW1 April 12
 April 12    HW2 April 19
 April 20 HW3 April 27

Midterm and Final Exam

Collaboration Table
You may consult:  
Course textbook (including answers in the back)YESYES
Other booksYESNO
Solution manualsNONO
Your notes (taken in class)YESYES
Class notes of othersYESNO
Your hand copies of class notes of othersYESYES
Photocopies of class notes of othersYESNO
Electronic copies of class notes of othersYESNO
Course handoutsYESYES
Your returned homework / examsYESYES
Solutions to homework / exams (posted on webpage)YESYES
Homework / exams of previous yearsNONO
Solutions to homework / exams of previous yearsNONO
Emails from TAsYESNO
You may:

Discuss problems with othersYESNO
Look at communal materials while writing up solutionsYESNO
Look at individual written work of othersNONO
Post about problems onlineNONO
For computational aids, you may use:


* You may use a computer or calculator while doing the homework, but may not refer to this as justification for your work.  For example, "by Mathematica" is not an acceptable justification for deriving one equation from another.  Also, since computers and calculators will not be allowed on the exams, it's best not to get too dependent on them.

Victor Zhang,
Apr 15, 2018, 6:30 PM
Zavosh Amir-Khosravi,
Apr 6, 2018, 6:03 PM
Zavosh Amir-Khosravi,
Apr 12, 2018, 5:26 PM
Zavosh Amir-Khosravi,
Apr 20, 2018, 5:53 PM