Math 612: Algebra II
Spring 2014

Instructor: Paul Hacking, LGRT 1235H,


Classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:15AM--12:30PM in LGRT 1114.

Office hours: Tuesdays 4:00PM--5:00PM and Wednesdays 2:30PM--3:30PM in my office LGRT 1235H.

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

Other useful references:

Lecture notes from Algebra sequence 2012-2013 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, Graduate algebra I.


Homeworks will be assigned every 1--2 weeks and posted on this page.

HW1. Due Thursday 2/6/14.

HW2. Due Thursday 2/27/14.

HW3. Due Thursday 3/13/14.

HW4. Due Thursday 4/17/14.

HW5. (Will not be graded.)


There will be one midterm exam and one final exam.

The midterm exam will be held on Thursday 3/27/14, 7:00PM--8:30PM, in LGRT 1234.

The final exam will be a take-home exam distributed on Friday 4/25/14, and due on Thursday 5/8/14. The final exam is here.

The algebra sequence 611--612 is also assessed via the algebra qualifying exam. General information. Syllabus.


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

Overview of course

This course covers Galois theory, commutative algebra, and representations of finite groups. For more details see the syllabus for the algebra qualifying exam here.

This page is maintained by Paul Hacking