Modern Algebra Fall 2013

Course Syllabus:

Meeting times: MW 5:00pm-6:15pm

Meeting place: Merwin 120

Final Exam: 4:30pm -7:15pm Friday Dec 13, 2013

Office hours:

M 6:15-7:15 pm

T 2:00-4:00 pm

W 6:15-7:15 pm (or by appointment --


Consult Canvas for the course calendar

Quartic Catacaustic

Class assignments:

Assignments have three parts A, B, and C.

A is due before class, B is due at the end of class, and C is due at the beginning of the next class.

Assignments of Type A are available CANVAS, and Types B and C are listed below.

Course Description:

Graduate level introduction to basic theory of groups. Topics include groups, subgroups, homomorphisms, normality and quotient groups, isomorphism theorems, representation of finite abelian groups, normal series, the Sylow theory, and related topics.


Course text:

Abstract Algebra, 3rd edition by Dummit and Foote