Math 612: Algebra II
Spring 2011

Instructor: Paul Hacking, LGRT 1235H,

Classes: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 10:10AM - 11:00AM in LGRT 1322.
Review session: Wednesdays 4:15PM in LGRT 1334.
Office hours: Mondays 4:00PM-5:00PM and Thursdays 4:15PM-5:15PM, in my office LGRT 1235H. (I'll also have office hours on Wednesday 4:15PM-5:15PM instead of the review session when homework is not due.)

Course text: Abstract Algebra, by D. Dummit and R. Foote, 3rd ed., Wiley 2004. googlebooks.

Other useful references:
Lecture notes from Algebra sequence 2009-2010 by Prof. Tevelev here.
Algebra by M. Artin. googlebooks.
Algebra by S. Lang. googlebooks.
Introduction to commutative algebra by M. Atiyah and I. MacDonald. googlebooks.
Representations and characters of groups by G. James and M. Liebeck. googlebooks.
Linear representations of finite groups by J-P. Serre. googlebooks.

Prerequisites: Math 611, Algebra I.

Homeworks will be assigned every 2 weeks and posted on this page. They will be discussed in the review session.

HW1 Due Wednesday 2/9/11.
HW2 Due Wednesday 2/23/11.
HW3 Due Wednesday 3/23/11.
HW4 Due Wednesday 4/13/11.
HW5 Due Wednesday 4/27/11.
HW6 (will not be graded).
Final Exam Due Monday 5/9/11.

Exams: There will be one midterm exam and one final exam. The midterm exam will be held at 7PM on Thursday 3/24/11 in LGRT 1234. The final exam will be a take home exam distributed on Monday 5/2/11 and due on Monday 5/9/11.
The algebra sequence 611--612 is also assessed via the algebra qualifying exam. General information. Syllabus.

Grading: Your course grade will be computed as follows: Homework 30%, Midterm 30%, Final 40%.

Overview of course

This course is a continuation of Math 611. Topics covered will include Galois Theory, commutative algebra, and representation theory of finite groups. See also the syllabus for the algebra qualifying exam here.

This page is maintained by Paul Hacking