MATH 3140
  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)
Sebastian Casalaina
Mathematics 221
Office Hours
Monday 10 AM - 1 PM
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.
  1. M. Artin, Algebra (Second Edition), Prentice-Hall 2011. ISBN-13: 978-01324137-0.  QA154.2 .A77 1991
  2. D. Dummit and R. Foote, Abstract Algebra, (Third edition), John Wiley and Sons, 2004. ISBN-13: 978-0471433347. QA162 .D85 2004
  3. J. Fraleigh, A First Course in Abstract Algebra (Seventh Edition), Addison Wesley 2002. ISBN-13: 978-0201763904. QA162 .F7 2002
  4. J. Gallian, Contemporary Abstract Algebra (Fifth Edition), Cengage Learning 2016. ISBN-13: 978-1305657960 QA162 .G34 2002
  5. T. Hungerford, Abstract Algebra: An Introduction (Second Edition), Brooks Cole 1996. ISBN-13: 978-0030105593 QA162 .H86 1990
  6. I. Herstein, Abstract Algebra, John Wiley 1996. ISBN-13: 978-0471368793 QA162 .H47 1990
  7. T. Judson, Abstract Algebra: Theory and Applications. A .pdf version is available for free here.
  8. 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).

There will be homework assignments posted online.
This syllabus is a rough guide to the topics we will cover.
Homework and Quizzes 15%, Prerequisite Exam 10%, Midterm I 20%, Midterm II 20%, Final 35%.
Please read the following class policies.