### MATH W4042:

Introduction to Modern Algebra II

### Spring, 1998

Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:40pm-3:55pm, 520 Mathematics

Dave Bayer (x42643, 426 Mathematics)

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http://www.math.columbia.edu/~bayer/S98/algebra.html

**Prerequisite: **MATH W4041: Introduction to Modern Algebra.

**Text:** *Algebra*, by Michael Artin. Prentice Hall, 1991, ISBN 0-13-004763-5.
(Amazon.com)

This semester we will cover most of chapters **10, 11, 12, 13, 14**. We may also cover parts
of chapters **7, 8, 9** if time permits.

**Exams:** There will be two exams (25 points each) and a final (50 points).

**Exam 1**, Wednesday, February 25, 1998 in class.

**Exam 2**, Wednesday, April 8, 1998 in class.

**Final**, Wednesday, May 13, 1998, 1:10pm-4:00pm.

**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 http://www.adobe.com/acrobat/.

Acrobat files:

**Homework:** Homework will be assigned throughout the semester, and may optionally
be handed in for comments. I will also organize study sessions throughout
the semester, and I welcome groups of students approaching me to
schedule such sessions.

**10.1** 1,2,3,5,8,11,12

**10.2** 6,7

**10.3** 2,5,7,19

**10.4** 2,3,7

**10.5** 1,2,6,7,9

**10.6** 1,2,7

**10.7** 1,2,3,5,6,7

**10.8** 1,2,5,7

**11.1** 1,3,4,5,6,8,10*,11*

**11.2** 1,2,4,8,16

**12.1** 4,6,7

**12.2** 5,6,7,8

**12.4** 1,3,4

**12.5** 1,2,6

**12.6** 1,2,3

**Office Hours:** My office hours are Mondays and Wednesdays,
4:00pm-5:30pm, in my office, 426 Mathematics. I will often be around at other
times in the afternoon; stop by, or check by email or phone.