- Course syllabus pdf file
*Texts:* - Web textbook: Robert B. Ash, Abstract Algebra: The Basic Graduate year. Web Text at http://www.math.uiuc.edu/~r-ash/
- Serge Lang, Algebra, Revised 3rd edition, Springer-Verlag, on reserve
- Michael Artin, Algebra , Prentice Hall, on reserve
- D. Dummit and R. Foote, Abstract Algebra, Prentice Hall, on reserve.
- J. P. Serre, "Groupes finis" (in French)
http://front.math.ucdavis.edu/0503.5154
#### Exams :

- Midterm, tentatively set for Friday, September 27.

- Final is Tuesday, December 17, 8:00--10:00 am, in PASQ 116.

### Assignments: Assignments with a date at the end are due on the date specified. Assignments are either handouts or from Dummit and Foote or Ash

- Homework 1, Wed. 9-4, pdf file
- Homework 2, Wed. 9-11, pdf file
- Homework 3, Wed. 9-18, pdf file
- Homework 4, Wed. 9-25, pdf file
- Homework 5, Wed. 10-9, pdf file
- Homework 6, Wed. 10-16, pdf file
- Homework 7, Wed. 10-30, pdf file
- Homework 8, Wed. 11-6, pdf file
- Homework 9, Wed. 11-13, pdf file
- Homework 10, Wed. 11-20, pdf file
- Homework 11, Wed. 12-4, pdf file
- Homework 12, Wed. 12-11, pdf file

- Notes on linear algebra over an integral domain, used in proof of classification of submodules of free finitely generated modules over a principal ideal domain, pdf file

- Notes on free groups by A. Myasnikov, pdf file

- Notes on integral domains, for use in section 2.6 of the text, pdf file

- Notes on content of polynomials, for use in section 2.9 of the text, pdf file

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