# 640:551 - Abstract Algebra I

### Rutgers University, Fall 2015

### Anders Buch (asbuch at math dot rutgers period edu)

### TTh4, Tuesday and Thursday 1:40 - 3:00 PM in HILL-425 (Busch)

### Course web site:

`http://sites.math.rutgers.edu/~asbuch/alg551_f15/`

### Syllabus:

- Jacobson, Basic Algebra I: Chapters 1-3 plus section 4.6.
- Jacobson, Basic Algebra II: Chapter 1 (did not cover everything),
sections 3.1-3.5.
- Jonathan Brundan:
Chapter
5 of
Course
Notes for Algebra 600.
- Class supplements on Bilinear Forms
and Representation Theory.
- You can also look at Pedro Pontes' problem session notes.

### Final exam:

Thursday, December 17, 12-3 PM.
### Office Hours:

Thursday 3-4 PM and Friday 1:30-2:30 PM in Hill 234.

### Assigned homework sets:

Homework set 1 due September 24 in class.

Homework set 2 due October 8 in class.

Homework set 3 due October 22 in class.

Homework set 4 due November 12 in class.

Homework set 5 due December 3 in class.