MATH W4042: Introduction to Modern Algebra II

Spring, 1999
Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:40pm-3:55pm, 417 Mathematics
Dave Bayer (x42643, 426 Mathematics)

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Prerequisite: MATH W4041: Introduction to Modern Algebra I.

Text: Algebra, by Michael Artin. Prentice Hall, 1991, ISBN 0-13-004763-5. (
This semester we will cover chapters 10, 11, 12, 13, 14.
Exams: There will be two exams (30 points each) and a final (40 points).

Office Hours: Until May 3, my office hours are Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm and 7:30pm-8:00pm. I will often be around at other times in the afternoon; stop by, or check by email or phone.
Greg Langmead (408 Math, x45881) is our TA. Upcoming review sessions:

Practice Exams: The following course materials are posted in Acrobat .pdf format. Your browser can be trained to automatically open these files with Acrobat Reader, a free program which you can download from

Acrobat files: TeX sources: midterm1.tex, extrapage.tex, practice2.tex, midterm2.tex, pracfinal.tex, final.tex.
Homework: Homework will be assigned throughout the semester.

The course materials from Spring '98 are also available online.