** Office hours:**MW1:30-2:20 and by appt (just talk to me after class,
or call or email)

** Office:** APM 5256, tel. (858) 534-2734

** Teaching assistant:** Jaime Lust, APM 6341 email: jlust@math.ucsd.edu
office hours: W 4-5pm, F 9-10am

** Dates of exams: **

Midterms:Wednesday, October 28 and Friday, November 20

Final:Friday, December 11, 8am-11am

** Tentative Syllabus ** We will primarily study groups in this
quarter, roughly chapters 0-10 of the text book.
A rough outline will be given below.

Week 2: Chap. 1

Week 3: Chap. 3

Week 4: Chap. 4, 5

Week 5: Chap. 5

Week 6: Chap. 6, 7

Week 7: Chap. 7, 8

Week 8: Chap. 9, 10

Week 9:

Week 10:

** Homework assignments **

Homeworks need to be turned in on or before the stated date,
usually a Friday. No homework needs to be turned in in weeks when
a midterm is scheduled. However, some of the homework may also
be part of the material being asked for the midterm.
It is **very important ** that you do the homework problems
as most of the exam problems
will be variations of homework problems.

**for Oct 2**: (preliminary, i.e. more problems will be added later):
Chapter 0: #8, 10, 12, 16(only in 5th edition): Use Euclidean algorithm to
calculate gcd(34, 126) and express it as a linear combination of 34 and 126;
18/20 (first number: fifth edition, second number: seventh edition), 19/21,
24/28, 32/36, 34/38, 48/54, 50/55

**for Oct 9**: Chapter 1: #4, 6, 8, 10.
Chapter 2: #6, 11, 12, 14, 16, 20, 22, 24, 28, 33/35 (5th/7th edition; if there is no "/", it is the same number for both editions)
Note: You may assume without proof in #11 that multiplication of matrices is associative.

** for Oct 16:**# Chapter 3: #2, 8/10, 10/12, 14/18, 16/20, 19/25, 22/28, 34/42, 36/44, 44/52, 51/59a,b,
Chapter 4: #4, 8, 12, 18

Extra problems for practice (do not hand in): Chapter 3: #1, 7, 15, 23, 25, 33, 35, 39, 43 Chapter 4: #1, 3, 5, 9, 17

** for Oct 23:** Chapter 4: #14, 16, 22, 40, 46/45, 54, 56
Chapter 5: #4, 6, 8, 12, 18, 24, 28, 36, 46/48 (as usual,
if there is a backslash, the numbers refer to 5th edition/7th edition)

Extra problems for practice (do not hand in): Chapter 4: #15, 19, 31, 47, 59 Chapter 5: #5, 7, 9, 11, 15, 37, 41

**Midterm I:** Material goes over chapters 0 until 5. You are allowed
to use one hand-written cheat sheet, but no calculators or books.
As to preparation, look at similar problems as homework problems
(there are lots of them in the book). Make sure you understand the
basic concepts.

**for November 6 ** Chapter 6: #4, 10, 18, 20, 22/24, 24/26, 25/27
Chapter 7: #2, 6, 8, 10, 16, 20, 22/24, 24/26, 26/28

Extra problems for practice (do not hand in): Chapter 6: #1, 3, 5, 7, 19 Chapter 7: #3, 5, 7, 9, 15, 17, 19, 23/25, 25/27, 27/29

**for November 13:** Chapter 7: #30/34, 31/35, 42/46.
Chapter 8: 4, 8/6, 10/8, 12/10, 26/28, 28/30

**for November 20** (need not be turned in, but could be relevant
for midterm; we will get the notion of "factor group" on Monday):
Chapter 9: 4, 8, 10, 12, 16/18, 36/38, 66/74 additional: Chapter 9: 14, 22/24

**IMPORTANT** The midterm is moved to Monday, November 23.
Material will go until the last homework assignment, with special emphasis
on the material after the first midterm, Chapters 6-9. You need not
worry about material we have not (yet) covered, such as e.g.
inner direct sums.

**for December 4** Chapter 10: #2, 10, 14, 20, 24/26, 32/34(hint: Use
that U(40) is isomorphic to U(5) x U(8), see Theorem 8.3 - I'll say more about it in class on Wednesday), 50/52,

**Final** The final will be cumulative, with an emphasis on
what we did in the second half (isomorphisms, homomorphisms, direct products,
normal groups, factor groups, Lagrange Theorem). You are allowed to use
a hand-written cheat sheet, normal size, can be written on both pages.
No books or calculators.

**Office hours in finals week:**

Jaime: M12-1, Th 10-12(in calc lab)

my office hours: WTh 4-5. I will be around also on Tuesday afternoon from about 1:30 until 3pm. But email/call me before if you want to come, as I may not always be in my office.