Abstract Algebra IV, MATH 704, Spring 2013

This is the home page and first day handout for MAT 704, meeting MW 2:30 – 3:45 in CBC-C118 (note the room change).  My name is Dr. Arthur Baragar, my office is CDC-1016, and I can be reached at 895-0378. Important information announced in class will also be posted on WebCampus. The prerequisite for this course is MATH 703.

Syllabus: This course will cover the same main topics of our undergraduate course, namely groups and rings, but in greater depth.  We will cover Chapter 9 on polynomial rings; Chapter 10 on module theory; vector spaces, diagonalization, and Jordan canonical form (from Chapter 7 of Friedberg, Insel, and Spence); and Chapters 13 and 14, on field and Galois theory. 

Text:  Abstract Algebra, Third Edition, by David S. Dummit and Richard M. Foote, published by Wiley. 

Secondary text (for Linear Algebra):  Linear Algebra (any of the 4 editions), by Friedberg, Insel, and Spence, published by Pearson.  I’m looking into getting permission to copy and distribute Chapter 7. ***New ***:  I have received permission to make and distribute copies of this chapter.  

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