MATH 3140

Fall 2016

Abstract Algebra 1

Fall 2016

Abstract Algebra 1

Course Description |
Studies basic properties of
algebraic structures, including groups, rings and
fields. Departmentally required prerequisites:
MATH 2001 and MATH 3130 or MATH 3135. |

Schedule | MWF 9 AM - 10 AM, HLMS
181 (University of Colorado Academic Calendar) |

Professor |
Sebastian
Casalaina Mathematics 221 casa@math.colorado.edu |

Office Hours |
Monday 10 AM - 1 PM |

Textbook |
There
is no required textbook. There are many good
textbooks on the topic, including the ones listed
below. I will try to have copies available on
reserve at the Mathematics Library (the library in the
mathematics building). Several are available
free online.- M. Artin,
*Algebra*(Second Edition), Prentice-Hall 2011. ISBN-13: 978-01324137-0. QA154.2 .A77 1991 - D. Dummit and R. Foote,
*Abstract Algebra*, (Third edition), John Wiley and Sons, 2004. ISBN-13: 978-0471433347. QA162 .D85 2004
- J. Fraleigh,
*A First Course in Abstract Algebra*(Seventh Edition), Addison Wesley 2002. ISBN-13: 978-0201763904. QA162 .F7 2002 - J. Gallian,
*Contemporary Abstract Algebra*(Fifth Edition), Cengage Learning 2016. ISBN-13: 978-1305657960 QA162 .G34 2002 - T. Hungerford,
*Abstract Algebra: An Introduction*(Second Edition), Brooks Cole 1996. ISBN-13: 978-0030105593 QA162 .H86 1990 - I. Herstein,
*Abstract Algebra*, John Wiley 1996. ISBN-13: 978-0471368793 QA162 .H47 1990 - T. Judson,
*Abstract Algebra: Theory and Applications*. A .pdf version is**available for free**here.
- S. Lang,
*Undergraduate Algebra*(Third Edition), Springer 2005. ISBN: 0-387220259 QA152.2 .L36 1990. A .pdf version is available**free from the library**here.
We will follow Fraleigh's book the closest, and
there will be homework assigned from that text
(which will be on reserve at the Mathematics
Library). |

Homework |
There will be homework
assignments posted online. |

Syllabus |
This syllabus
is a rough guide to the topics we will cover. |

Grading |
Homework and Quizzes
15%, Prerequisite Exam 10%, Midterm I 20%, Midterm II
20%, Final 35%. |

Policies |
Please read the following class policies. |