Math 481
Abstract Algebra I
Professor Dana Paquin
Winter 2009




My office hours are: Monday 3:30-4:30 pm and Wednesday 2:00-3:00 pm. If you would like to set up an additional time to meet, please email me to schedule an appointment! My office is located in Building 25 (Faculty Offices East), Office 327.


Course materials such as the syllabus, lecture notes, quizzes and quiz solutions, homework assignments, group presentation assignments, etc. are posted on the Course Materials page in Blackboard.


The following is an updated course schedule. You should check this schedule frequently for updated information on topics covered in class, assignment due dates, quiz and test dates, etc.

Class Date Quiz/Test/Assignment Due Topics Covered (lecture notes, solutions to homework assignments, quiz solutions, and other material are posted on the Course Materials page in Blackboard)
1 Monday

January 5

Chapter 0: Preliminaries

Introduction to Modular Arithmetic

Chapter 1: Symmetries of the Square

2 Wednesday

January 7

Chapter 2: Introduction to Groups
3 Monday

January 12

Homework Assignment 1 Due

Quiz 1

Chapter 3: Finite Groups, Order, and Subgroups
4 Wednesday

January 14

Group Presentations Chapter 3: Finite Groups, Order, and Subgroups

Chapter 4: Cyclic Groups

Monday

January 19

No class
5 Wednesday

January 21

Homework Assignment 2 Due

Quiz 2

Chapter 4: Cyclic Groups
6 Monday

January 26

Group Presentations Chapter 5: Permutation Groups
7 Wednesday

January 28

Homework Assignment 3 Due

Quiz 3

Extra credit Assignment on Peg Solitaire Due

Chapter 5: Permutation Groups
8 Monday

February 2

Group Presentations Chapter 6: Isomorphisms
9 Wednesday

February 4

Homework Assignment 4 Due

SET Assignment Due

Quiz 4

Chapter 6: Isomorphisms
10 Monday

February 9

Group Presentations Chapter 6: Isomorphisms
11 Wednesday

February 11

Chapter 7: Cosets and Lagrange's Theorem
12 Friday

February 13

Homework Assignment 5 Due

Midterm Exam (In class) on Chapters 1-6

Extra Credit Assignment on Permuations, GAP, and Sliding Puzzles Due

Monday

February 16

No class
13 Wednesday

February 18

Chapter 7: Cosets and Lagrange's Theorem
14 Monday

February 23

Chapter 8: External Direct Products
15 Wednesday

February 25

Homework Assignment 6 Due on Thursday at 5:00 pm

Quiz 5

Chapter 9: Normal Subgropus and Factor Groups
16 Monday

March 2

Chapter 9: Normal Subgropus and Factor Groups
17 Wednesday

March 4

Homework Assignment 7 Due on Thursday at 5:00 pm

Quiz 6

Chapter 10: Group Homomorphisms
18 Monday

March 9

Chapter 10: Group Homomorphisms

Chapter 11: Fundamental Theorem of Finite Abelian Groups

19 Wednesday

March 11

Optional Project Assignment Due

Work on Homework Assignment 8 (not to be turned in) to prepare for the final exam

Quiz 7

Chapter 11: Fundamental Theorem of Finite Abelian Groups
Friday

March 20

Final Exam 4:10-7:00 pm



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