Spring 2018 MATH 113 001 LEC

Introduction to Abstract Algebra
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001 LECMoWeFr 08:00AM - 08:59AMCory 289Alexander B Givental26640
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4Open
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Prerequisites: 54 or a course with equivalent linear algebra content

Description: I once taught an overflow section of math 113, where students came from different sections with already purchased different textbooks. Thus, I couldn't follow any particular one, and so I began to manage the corurse material, including recommended reading, and hw, thorugh website. It turned out I liked this format, and I intend to do the same this semster. Alexander Paulin generously allowed us to use his course notes  https://math.berkeley.edu/~apaulin/AbstractAlgebra.pdf , which will be extremely useful at least as a concise and well-written reference resource. We probably won't follow the notes too closely, as the plan is to dedicate the class time and hw to project-like exploration of mportant and non-trivilal examples. The content of the course will be mostly standard: groups, rings, and fields, perhaps with a brief deviation toward algebraic geometry at the end.

 

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