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:



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.