MATH 435, Basic Abstract Algebra
(Elementary theory of groups, rings, and fields.)

"Problem A-B-C" means "Problem number C in chapter A, section B".

• HWA-1, due Wed, Jan 21:
Problems: 1-1-1, 1-4-4, 2-1-9; 2.2.2, 2.3.8;
Extra credit problem: 2-2-6.
• HWA-2, due Mon, Jan 26:
Problems: 2-1-17, 2-1-18, 2-1-26, 2-3-6, 2-3-12.
• HWA-3, due Mon, Feb 2:
Problems: 2-3-19, 2-4-1, 2-4-9, 2-4-13, 2-4-32;
Prepare one question.
• HWA-4, due Mon, Feb 9:
Problems: 2-4-8, 2-4-12, 2-5-1, 2-5-7, 2-5-15;
Extra credit problems: 2-4-30, 2-5-29.
• HWA-5, due Mon, Feb 16:
Problems: 2-5-8, 2-5-16, 2-5-18, 2-5-20, 2-6-2;
Extra credit problems: 2-5-44, 2-5-52.
• HWA-6, due Mon, Feb 23:
Problems: 2-5-19, 2-6-13, 2-7-4, 2-7-5;
Extra credit problem: 2-5-49.
• HWA-7, due Mon, Mar 2:
Problems: 2-8-6, 2-8-9;
Review all the covered material, prepare at least one question.
• Midterm in class, Fri Mar 6, five problems:
• two problems from the HWA's;
• two theorems from the following list: 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 2.4.4, 2.4.5, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.5, 2.5.6, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 2.7.1; 2.8.1, 2.8.2, 2.8.3, 2.8.4, 2.8.5.
• one new problem.
• HWA-8, due Mon, Mar 23:
Problems: 4-1-1, 4-2-2, 4-2-3, 4-3-1.
• HWA-9, due Mon, Mar 30:
Problems: 4-2-6, 4-3-4, 4-3-6, 4-5-1, 4-5-3.
• HWA-10, due Mon, Apr 4:
Problems: 4-2-8a, 4-3-19, 4-3-21, 4-5-8, 4-5-10.
• HWA-11, due Mon, Apr 11:
Problems: 4-6-2, 4-6-3, 4-6-4, 4-6-5, 4-6-12.
• HWA-12, due Mon, Apr 18:
Problems: 5-1-7, 5-2-3, 5-3-1, 5-3-2, 5-3-7
• HWA-13, due Mon, Apr 25:
Problems: 5-1-9a, 5-1-10, 5-4-2, 5-4-3, 5-4-5
• Final: Mon, May 4, 6:50pm, 251 Willard Bldg, five problems:
• two problems from the HWA's;
• two theorems or its parts from the following list (the choice is mine); I might also ask to define a term used in the theorem.
4.2.1, 4.2.4,
4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3,
4.4.1, 4.4.2, 4.4.3,
4.5.2, 4.5.3, 4.5.4, 4.5.5, 4.5.6, 4.5.7, 4.5.8, 4.5.10, 4.5.11, 4.5.12,
4.6.3, 4.6.4,
5.1.1,
5.3.1, 5.3.2, 5.3.3, 5.3.4, 5.3.5, 5.4.1
5.5.1, 5.5.3. 5.5.4.
• one new problem.