Welcome to Math 3230: Abstract Algebra I, this Fall 2019! Today is
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Actual Schedule
See also UConn Calendar for 2019-2020 for important deadlines and other dates.
Office hours Monday, Wednesday, or Friday
Final Exam (Mon, Dec 9 – Sun, Dec 15)
- Due Thursday, Dec 12 at 5pm You may submit up to two take-home problems. These are optional - it is possible to earn 100% on the final exam by completing only the problems given in-class.
- For hand-written submission, hand in at the beginning of the final exam (if you finish by Tuesday), or slip under my door (if you submit after the final).
- You can also create an Overleaf project and share it with me.
Policy for the take-home problems:
- You can reference any textbooks, websites, videos, etc
- You may only discuss the take-home problems with me or other students currently enrolled in this Abstract Algebra I’s section.
Final Exam Study guide:
Current: Week 15 (Dec 2 – Dec 6)
Past: Week 14 (Thanksgiving break)
Thanksgiving recess is from Sun, Nov 24 to Sat, Nov 30
Past: Week 13 (Nov 18 – 22)
Past: Week 12 (Nov 11 – 15)
Past: Week 11 (Nov 4 – 8)
- Mon Sec 4.3 The first isomorphism theorem
- Wed Due (not graded) Bring your notes (from watching the videos) for HW6, so that I can help you with your preparation
- Fri Team Edward, TJ, Yuchen presented most of Sec 1 then lecture on Sec 4.4
- Fri Due (collected) Fri, Nov 8
- Individual notes for HW6 (labeled Reading 3 in Gradebook): PDF and source code .tex - write in your own notebook or Overleaf. You will be graded based on completeness only.
- Team write up for HW6: PDF and source code .tex - do all bullet points of the sections your team is assigned to; submit only one copy per team, handwritten or via Overleaf. You will be graded based on correctness and clarity.
- Team presentations will be done on Friday and Monday. Instruction for team presentation: PDF and source code .tex. You will be graded on correctness and effort (trying to be clear and to get the audience to understand)
- Team assignments:
- Team Alex, Thomas, Tianyu, Tommy: write up Sec 1 and Sec 2
- Team Ashley, Christine, Paula: write up Sec 1 and Sec 2
- Team Edward, TJ, Yuchen: write up Sec 1 and Sec 3
- Team Claudia, Gelsey, Jacob, James: write up Sec 1 and Sec 3
- Links:
Past: Week 10 (Oct 28 – Nov 1)
- Mon Sec 4.1 Homomorphism
- No drop-in office hours after class this Monday, but available by appointment before class
- Wed Sec 4.1 Examples of homomorphism
- Fri Sec 4.2 Kernels
- Due (collected) Fri, Nov 1 Complete ALL questions (including optional questions) from HW5: PDF and source code .tex. Complete by hand (or Overleaf).
- Links:
Past: Week 9 (Oct 21 – 25)
- Mon Finish board lecture Sec 3.6 Normalizers. Guided group work for HW5
- Wed Board lecture Sec 3.7 Conjugacy classes def. Guided group work for HW5
- Fri Board lecture Sec 3.7 Conjugacy classes for permutations and partitioning the set of subgroups of G
- HW 5 deadline is moved to next Friday, Oct 28
- Links:
Past: Week 8 (Oct 14 – 18)
Past: Week 7 (Oct 7 – 11)
- Mon Slides 3.3 normal subgroups
- Wed Practice problems in groups for exam 1: handout + key
- Fri In-class 50-minute EXAM 1 (you can choose to arrive to class 10 minutes early and stay a few minutes late)
- Links:
Past: Week 6 (Sept 30 – Oct 4)
- Wed In class: Slides 2.4 Cayley’s Theorem, Slides 3.1 subgroups
- Fri In class: Slides 3.2 cosets
- Due (collected) Oct 4 Complete at least 8 questions from HW3: PDF and source code .tex. Complete by hand (or Overleaf).
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Past: Week 5 (Sept 23 – 27)
- Mon In class: Whiteboard lecture Sec 2.3 Part I Symmetric groups and cycle notation, for lecture notes see the first half of Slides 2.3
- Wed In class:
- Fri In class: Whiteboard lecture Sec 2.3 Part II Parity and Alternating groups, for lecture notes see the second part of Slides 2.3
- Due (collected) Sept 27 Vocab and Reading 1 HW (PDF), .tex
- Quiz 2 Study guide: HW 2 (including question 0 and def of group) + def and computation of “order of a group”, “orbit of an element” and “order of an element”
- Cayley’s Theorem (preview)
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Past: Week 4 (Sept 16 – 20)
- Mon In class:
- Work on HW2 (printout, last four pages of slides 1.5)
- Lecture Slides 2.1 Cylic groups and abelian groups
- Wed In class:
- Work on HW3 Orbits (print out, from slides 2.1)
- Whiteboard lecture, for lecture notes see the second half of Slides 2.1: Orbits
- Gave 10-minute overview of Slides 2.2 Dihedral groups
- Fri In class: Discuss HW2, question 9; Whiteboard lecture, see Slides 2.2 for notes
- Bonus Name Quiz (Postponed to next week) Post on Piazza an introduction (e.g “Hi! I am [blank]!”). Match up the faces and first names of all your classmates.
- Due (collected) Sept 20 HW2
- Submit questions 1-5 on Overleaf using this template for HW2
- Submit the rest of the questions by hand or via Overleaf
- The hand-written portion is due at the beginning of class, the Overleaf portion can be submitted later.
Past: Week 3 (Sept 9 – 13)
- Mon In class: Start slides 1.3 inverses and group presentations
- Wed In class: Finish slides 1.3; Discuss Group Explorer software; Finish slides 1.4.
- Fri In class:
- Quiz 1 Study guide: HW 1 + Extra questions with key
- Whiteboard lecture (group definition); for lecture notes see slides 1.5
- Links:
Past: Week 2 (Sept 2 – 6)
Sept 2 Labor Day - No classes
Past: Week 1 (Aug 26 – 30)