Ma 120c:  Abstract Algebra (Spring 2016-17)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Registration for Spring term opens Thursday, February 23, 2016.

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Final term of the standard graduate Algebra sequence


PREREQUISITES

Ma120ab


SCHEDULE

MWF 09:00 - 09:55, 159 Sloan.


INSTRUCTORS

Matthias Flach
PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS
264 Sloan
626-395-4343


TA's

Karlming Chen


OFFICE HOURS

Mon 2-3pm, Sloan 264  (instructor)

Sat 6pm, Sloan 158  (TA)


POLICIES

Grades

Based on homework

Homework Policy

Collaboration is allowed but solutions must be written up individually.


TOPICS COVERED

Free Groups and Algebras, Simple objects and Composition series, Semisimple Rings, Artinian Rings, the Jacobson Radical, Representation Theory of finite groups, the Brauer group of a field, Quadratic forms and Clifford Algebras, (time permitting: Some homological algebra)


TEXTBOOKS

S. Lang, Algebra, Springer Graduate Text in Mathematics 211, rev. 3rd edition


HOMEWORK

Please submit HW into the Ma120 mailboxes near the math department office.

Due Date Homework Solutions
April 12, 9am      HW set 1  
April 19, 9am  HW set 2  
April 26, 9am  HW set 3  
May 3, 9am  HW set 4  
     
     
     
     

EXAMS

There will be no exams in this class.