Math 200B: Algebra II (winter 2014)

Course description

Instructor: Alina Bucur (alina at math dot ucsd dot edu), APM 7131
Lectures: usual lecture time: MWF 10-11am, APM 5402;
makeup lecture time: Tu 11am-12pm APM 6402 (7218) starting Feb 4
Office hours: Tu 3:30-4:30pm, W 4-5pm
and by appointment

TA: Susan Elle (selle at math dot ucsd dot edu), APM 6422
Office hours: Th 12-2pm
and by appointment

Books: D. S. Dummit and R. M. Foote, Abstract algebra (the main textbook)
D. Hungerford, Algebra
M. Artin, Algebra
J.S. Milne's notes on Galois theory on this website
MATH 200A.
Homework: Homework will be assigned weekly (most weeks) and due on Fridays. The assigned problems will be posted on the class website. Only selected problems will be graded, but you are responsible for completing and understanding all problems. You are free to discuss the homework problems in general with the professor, the TA, or each other, but your final write-up of the problems must be your work alone. If you actually submit solutions that are not your own work, for example directly copying from an online solution bank, you will not get credit and I will have to report you for academic dishonesty.
Exams: There will be one in-class midterm, tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 24. The final exam will be Friday, March 21, from 8:00-11:00am.
Grading: Your grade will be roughly based on a final score given by using the following percentages: Homework 25%, Midterm 25%, Final Exam 50%. However, letter grades for graduate students are really just advisory. Your grade in this class is meant to reflect how your current performance corresponds to your likely result on the qualifying exam to be held next year: A = PhD Pass, A- = Provisional PhD Pass, B+/B = Master's Pass, C or less = not likely to pass the qual.




Due by 5pm on the posted date in the relevant hw box in the basement of APM.

HW 1 due Friday, 1/17
from Dummit and Foote

I also suggest you look over exercises 24 and 27 in Section 10.3, as they give valuable insight into free modules, but you don't need to turn those in.

HW 2 due Friday, 1/24 pdf

HW 3 due Friday, 1/31 pdf

HW 4 due Friday, 2/7 pdf

HW 5 due Friday, 2/14
from Dummit and Foote

HW 6 due Friday, 2/21 pdf

HW 7 due Monday, 3/3 pdf

HW 8 due Monday, 3/10 pdf

HW 9 due Friday, 3/14 pdf

Exams: midterm, final