Here are a few questions as practice for Class-D (pdf). Voila the actual Class-D (pdf).
Home-D (pdf) was jumpin' with interesting Algebra. Post your solutions for Fun And Profit…
The actual Class-C (pdf) brought actual chocolate to the classroom, as well as actual colored pencils. It was preceded by the Practice Class-C (pdf) exam.
The fascinating and colorful Home-C (pdf) was cheerfully handed-in on Friday, 28Mar2008.
Most astonishingly, genuine class participation points are earned by posting nicely-written solutions (to any of these three) to our archive. Genuine joint solutions are allowed; indeed, encouraged. The minor extra-credit Cl-C problem was to Burnside the edges of cube, with K colors.
Chuckles of appreciation met Class-B (pdf) ("The Permutation Exam"), with a wink and a nod at the similarity of these problems with those of the take-home.
General gaity and acclaim greeted the taut Home-B (pdf) with its clean lines, and minimalistic mostly-black-and-white format. It was due: noon on Thursday, 14Feb2008.
In all of my courses, attendance is absolutely required (excepting illness and religious holidays). In the unfortunate event that you miss a class, you are responsible to get all Notes / Announcements / TheWholeNineYards from a classmate, or several. All my classes have a substantial class-participation grade.
As the semester progresses, you will also need to print-out a few pages of handouts that I have prepared for you.
We will cover some material that is not in our text; in particular, applications of group-theory for solving certain games and puzzles.
Our textbook is Contemporary Abstract Algebra (6^{th} edition) .
Author: | Joseph A. Gallian | ISBN: | 978-0-618-51471-7 |
Year: | 2006 | Publisher: | Houghton Mifflin |
The various Math czars who help out.
E-Probs | Phone-list | Chalk | Blackboard | Time | Computer |
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Jessi & Andrew | Sebastian | Ali | John | Phil | Steven |
The Web
Available is the optional Home-E (pdf) project, to be done individually. It is due, slid u n d e r my office door (Little Hall 402, Northeast corner) , by 2PM, Friday, 25Apr2008 The project must be carefully typed and carefully proofread.
At all times have a paper copy you can hand-in; I do
NOT accept
electronic versions.
Print out a copy each day, so that you always have the latest version to
hand-in; this, in case your printer or computer fails.
(You are too old for My dog ate my homework.
)
Please follow the guidelines on the Checklist (pdf, 3pages) to earn full credit.
Below is part of Autumn 2005, Algebra.
Our textbook is Contemporary Abstract Algebra (6^{th} edition).
Here is the course syllabus and First Homework Assignment (txt).
Mr. Natan Milgram has been kindly recording the Extra Problems that we occasionally invent in class. (Anyone can invent an EP, not just the Prof.) Folks posting solutions usually earn chocolate, provided by the prof. If chocolate is not your thing, then you can earn gold ingots…
Here is Z-Home (pdf). Voila Z-InClass (pdf).
Here is Y-Home (pdf) Voila Y-InClass (pdf).
Here is X-Home (pdf)
From the Spring 2003, Algebra page.
The text is Contemporary Abstract Algebra (5^{th} edition), by J. Gallian.
You can also study this material from other algebra texts. The Marston Science Library has many good algebra texts that you may check-out.There will be some small number of exams as well as a final exam
or project.
There will also be some number of pop
(surprise) quizzes.
I may also ask (teams of) you to present homework problems at the board.
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03Feb | Here are the joyous A-home (pdf). and A-InClass (pdf), veritable walks-in-the-park. |
31Mar | For the wonderful B-home (pdf)
the class wrote many good essays.
Among them were the
Dihedral essay and Coconut essay
by Robert, Matt and Carmen.
Is everyone prepared for B-InClass (pdf)? |
18Apr | The poly-fabulous C-home (pdf) now exists. It is due, slid u n d e r my office door (Little Hall 402, Northeast corner) , no later than 2PM on Friday, 25Apr2003. |