Math 732 Spring 2011

Lecture 001, Class # 19661

Office: EMS E461 | e-mail: jw@uwm.edu |

Hours: By appointment. | Phone: (414) 229-5112 |

We are using the book by Dummit and Foote. The book was chosen as our textbook this year, in part, because of the broad range of topics when compared to other algebra books at this same level. For the second semester, we will first finish the material on Galois theory, and then focus on Parts V (Commutative Rings, Algebraic Geometry and Homological Algebra) and VI (Representation theory).

**Class time**- 12:30pm-1:45pm Monday and Wednesday in EMS E208
**Textbook**-
Dummit, David S.; Foote, Richard M.
*Abstract algebra*. John Wiley & sons, Inc.; Third Edition; (2003); Hardcover 944 pages; ISBN: 0471433349 **Examinations**- There will be both a midterm and final exam. Each are one half of your course grade. The midterm will involve a meeting with the teacher at a mutually agreed upon time during the first week after spring break. Part of the goal of Math 732 is to prepare students to take the Ph.D. preliminary exam in algebra, and so the format of the midterm will be similar to the prelim. The final exam will be take home and will emphasize (but not be limited to) the non-collected homework problems.
**Prerequisites**- Graduate standing; Math 731; consent of
instructor. In general, students should be advised that in Math 732
we
*assume*that you know what a mathematical proof is and how to read and write one. Furthermore, we assume you have familiarity with elementary algebraic constructions in the undergraduate curriculum (e.g. groups, rings, vector spaces, linear transformations, determinants, eigenvalues). **Important Dates**-
**January 24**- First day of class.
**February 4**- Last day to register late, add full-term classes, or change sections
**February 18**- Last day to withdraw without 'W' notation on transcript
**March 18**- Last day to withdraw from class
**March 20 - 27**- Spring Break
**May 13**- Study Day (no class)
**May 14, May 16-21**- Final exam period

**Attendance**- Attending lectures regularly is in your own interest. Attendance will be taken. Accommodations will be made for absences due to illness, religious observations, and military duty will be made, where proper documentation is provided.
**Special Accommodations**- If you need special accommodations in order to meet the requirements of the course, please contact me and provide proper documentation (VISA form) as soon as possible.
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