.
Our Teaching Page
has important information for my students.
(It has the
Notes, Exams and Links
from all of my previous courses.)
The Teaching Page has my schedule,
LOR guidelines,
and Usually Useful Pamphlets.
One of them is the
Checklist (pdf)
which gives pointers on competant mathematical writing.
Further information is at our
class-archive URL
(I email this private URL directly to students).
Quantifiers ∀ and ∃ (“for all” and “there exists”) are like nitroglycerin, in that one little mis-step leads to the whole thing blowing up in your face.
There is no partial credit when it comes to Explosives and Quantifiers.
-JLF King
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.
See my past Abstract Algebra classes which have exams and quizzes.
This will help you decide if my teaching-style is the right style for you.
quizzeslink, please have read the binomial/multinomial conventions on page 2, together with Operations on Sets.
We will discuss W: commutator of two elements in a group.
The Web
In order to facilitate for students posting solns to our Archive, in addition to Gallian, we will use Abstract Algebra: Theory and Applications by Thomas Judson (2016 Edition), an online text made publicly available by its author.
Students will be posting solns both from their edition of Gallian, as well as Judson text, as well as any interesting algebra problems created by students.
As the semester progresses, you will also need to print-out a few pages of handouts that I have prepared for you.
Our textbook is Contemporary Abstract Algebra 9^{th} edition.
Author: | Joseph A. Gallian | ISBN: | 9781305657960 |
Year: | 2017 | Publisher: | Houghton Mifflin |
The various Math czars who help out.
Computer&Projector | Time | Memory/Telepathy | Blackboard | E-Probs |
---|---|---|---|---|
? | ? | ? | ? | ? |
...will be due, slid u n d e r my office door (Little Hall 402, Northeast corner) , no later than 2PM, Thursday, ??Dec2022
The IOP must be carefully typed, but diagrams may be hand-drawn.
For the typesetting, one possibility
is the (free)
mathematics-typesetting language
.
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.
Autumn 2019, DfyQ:
Math czars who helped out.
Computer&Projector | Time | Memory/Telepathy | Blackboard | E-Probs |
---|---|---|---|---|
Joey F. | Tess D. | Kat B. | Tyler M. | Abigail |
The nifty Class-B was well-received.
Autumn 2008, DfyQ:
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 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|
Jessi & Andrew | Sebastian | Ali | John | Phil | Steven |
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.
Preceding the actual exam was 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 (to coin a verb) the edges of cube, with K colors.
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…
Below is part of Autumn 2005, Algebra.
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.
(2003) | |
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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. |