Math 3330: Abstract Algebra, Spring 2018
Basic Info
Assignments
Homework #4, Due Thursday, February 15
Please turn in these problems.
Reading Assignment #3, to be done prior to class on Thursday, February 15
Chapter 5, Section "Definition and Notation"
Chapter 5, Section "Cycle Notation"
Chapter 5, Section "Properties of Permutations"
Homework #3, Due Thursday, February 8
Please turn in these problems.
Reading Assignment #2, to be done prior to class on Thursday, February 8
Chapter 3, Section "Terminology and Notation"
Chapter 3, Section "Subgroup Tests"
Chapter 3, Section "Examples of Subgroups"
Chapter 4, Section "Properties of Cyclic Groups"
Chapter 4, Section "Classification of Subgroups of Cyclic Groups"
For Fun: More info on Latin Squares
Homework #2, Due Thursday, February 1
Please turn in these problems. Be sure to follow the
Homework Rules in the Syllabus,
since you will lose points for each infraction. Also keep in mind that homework
is late once I start lecturing on February 1, and late homework will not be accepted.
Reading Assignment #1, to be done prior to class on Thursday, February 1
Chapter 1, Section "Symmetries of a Square"
Chapter 1, Section "The Dihedral Groups"
Chapter 2, Section "Definition and Examples of Groups"
Chapter 2, Section "Elementary Properties of Groups"
Chapter 2, Section "Historical Note"
Also, the material in Chapter 0: Preliminaries should be familiar to
you from your Transitions to Advanced Mathematics course. You
should skim p.3-40 of the book, and read in detail any sections
dealing with topics you don't feel comfortable with or
believe you would benefit from review on.
Homework #1, Due Tuesday, January 23
Please complete and turn in this
information sheet.
Dates of Exams
Exam 1: Tuesday, February 20 in class.
Exam 2: Tuesday, March 27 in class.
Final: Thursday, May 10, 5PM--8PM in our usual classroom.
Some Additional Resources
If this is one of your first proofs courses, you might find the following two guides useful:
Advanced mathematics courses are difficult, and you will be challenged
in many ways throughout this course. Research has shown that the students that are the
most successful are the ones who have two qualities: Growth Mindset and
Grit. View, read, and watch the following resources on Growth Mindset
and Grit. Throughout the course, do your best to keep these ideas in mind as you encounter
difficult portions of the material.
- Growth Mindset is the belief that your ability to learn is not fixed, that
you become better at any subject with effort and practice, and that failure is not
permanent.
- Grit is the ability to stick with and pursue a goal over a long period of
time. This includes the ability to stay determined and motivated
despite experiences with failure or adversity.