Math 482
Abstract Algebra II
Professor Dana Paquin
Spring 2009




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

The following course schedule is subject to change based on how much we cover in class each week. 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 materials are posted on the Course Materials page in Blackboard)
1 Monday March 30 Note: no class on Tuesday, March 31. Introduction to Math 482

Ch. 12: Introduction to Rings

2 Thursday April 2 Ch. 12: Introduction to Rings

Ch. 13: Integral Domains

3 Friday April 3 Ch. 13: Integral Domains
4 Monday April 6 Group presentations

HW 1 Discussion

Ch. 13: Integral Domains
5 Tuesday April 7 Homework 1 Due

Quiz 1

Ch. 14: Ideals and Factor Rings
6 Thursday April 9 Ch. 14: Ideals and Factor Rings
7 Friday April 10 Ch. 14: Ideals and Factor Rings
8 Monday April 13 Ch. 14: Ideals and Factor Rings
9 Tuesday April 14 Group Presentations

Homework 2 Discussion

10 Thursday April 16 Homework 2 Due

Quiz 2

Ch. 15: Ring Homomorphisms
11 Friday April 17 Ch. 15: Ring Homomorphisms
12 Monday April 20 Ch. 15: Ring Homomorphisms
13 Tuesday April 21 Exam 1 on Ch. 12-14 Ch. 16: Polynomial Rings
14 Thursday April 23 Ch. 16: Polynomial Rings
15 Friday April 25 Ch. 16: Polynomial Rings
16 Monday April 27 Homework 3 Due

Group Presentations

HW 4 Discussion

Ch. 17: Factorization of Polynomials
17 Tuesday April 28 Homework 4 Due

Quiz 3

Ch. 17: Factorization of Polynomials
18 Thursday April 30 Ch. 17: Factorization of Polynomials
19 Friday May 1 Ch. 17: Factorization of Polynomials
20 Monday May 4 Group Presentations

Homework 5 Discussion

Ch. 18: Divisibility in Integral Domains
21 Tuesday May 5 Group Presentations Ch. 18: Divisibility in Integral Domains
22 Thursday May 6 Homework 5 Due

Quiz 4

Ch. 18: Divisibility in Integral Domains
23 Friday May 7 Ch. 18: Divisibility in Integral Domains
24 Monday May 11 Ch. 20: Extension Fields
25 Tuesday May 12 Group Presentations

Homework 6 Discussion

Ch. 20: Extension Fields
26 Thursday May 14 Homework 6 Due

Quiz 5

Ch. 20: Extension Fields
27 Friday May 15 Ch. 20: Extension Fields
28 Monday May 18 Ch. 20: Extension Fields
29 Tuesday May 19 Exam 2
30 Thursday May 21 Ch. 20: Extension Fields

Ch. 21: Algebraic Extensions

31 Friday May 22 Note: No class on Monday May 25 Ch. 21: Algebraic Extensions
32 Tuesday May 26 Ch. 21: Algebraic Extensions
33 Thursday May 28 Group Presentations

Homework 7 Discussion

Ch. 21: Algebraic Extensions
34 Friday May 29 Homework 7 Due

Quiz 6

Qual Problem Presentations

35 Monday June 1

Qual Problem Presentations

Ch. 23: Geometric Constructions
36 Tuesday June 2 Ch. 23: Geometric Constructions
37 Thursday June 4 Ch. 23: Geometric Constructions
38 Friday June 5 Ch. 23: Geometric Constructions



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