MATH 6140 (Algebra 2)

MATH 6140, Spring 2021
Instructor: Dr Green
Venue: MWF 9.10, ECCR 200
Office: MATH 313
Office: Zoom Meeting ID 977 9848 5789; see me for the password.
Email: rmg [AT] euclid.colorado.edu
Office Hours: MWF 10.20-11.10, or by appointment
Text
Abstract Algebra by David S. Dummit and Richard M. Foote (third edition)
Prerequisites
MATH 6130
Course Contents
Modules, vector spaces, modules over principal ideal domains, field theory, Galois theory. This is chapters 10--14 of the book, except sections 10.4, 10.5 and 11.5.
Grading
Homework will be worth 100 points in total and will be based on your best 10 homework scores. Usually, three or more of the assigned problems will be graded, and late work will ordinarily not be graded.
The two midterms will be worth 100 points each, and the final will be worth 200 points. These three examinations may be individually curved to produce an appropriate profile.
Tests
The two midterms are scheduled to be held during class on Friday, February 19, and Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
The final examination is on Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 4.30pm to 7pm in the usual classroom. (Check that this agrees with your other sources of information!)
The first midterm might be something like this.
Homework
Homework is due at the beginning of class. Some, but not all of the problems will be graded. Justify all your answers. You should assume that late work will not be graded. When classes are online, homework should be submitted via Canvas at https://canvas.colorado.edu/courses/71830.
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Homework assignments

Assignment 1 (assigned Fri 15 Jan, due Mon 25 Jan)
10.1: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 (a, c), 9, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21
Assignment 2 (assigned Mon 25 Jan, due Mon 1 Feb)
10.2: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11
Assignment 3 (assigned Mon 1 Feb, due Mon 8 Feb)
10.3: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Assignment 4 (assigned Mon 8 Feb, due Mon 15 Feb)
11.1: 4, 5, 6
11.2: 9, 11, 12, 38
Assignment 5 (assigned Mon 15 Feb, due Mon 22 Feb)
11.3: 2, 3 (except part (b)), 4
Assignment 6 (assigned Mon 22 Feb, due Mon 1 Mar)
11.4: 3
12.1: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 13, 15
Assignment 7 (assigned Mon 1 Mar, due Mon 8 Mar)
12.2: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 17, 18