Introduction to Group Theory
**Math 120 A. INTRO
GROUP THEORY (Fall 2007)**

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## Meeting Information

Room: MSTB 122

Day & time: M W F 3:00pm to 3:50pm

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Midterm: Wednesday, Oct. 31, 3:00-3:50 pm**

** Final Exam: Monday, Dec. 10,
4-6 pm**

## Instructor Information

**Instructor: Anton
Gorodetski**
Email:

asgor@uci.edu
Phone: (949) 824-1381

Office Location: 219 Multipurpose Science & Technology

Office Hours: Monday 1-3pm or by appointment

**
Teaching Assistant:** ** ****Sean
Cox**

Email: coxs@uci.edu

Phone: (949) 824-2825

Office Location: 420B Rowland Hall

Office Hours: Office Hrs: TUES 1-2 and FRI 2-3. Tutoring Center: TUES
4-5 and FRI 1-2.

__Required text:__
John
B. Fraleigh, *"A
first course in Abstract Algebra" *(additional references will be
provided for a few topics not covered by this
book).

**Grading:** Weekly homework 30%, midterm exam 20%, final exam
50%.

**Collaboration Policy:** You may discuss homework
problems with other students, but solutions should be written up individually in
your own words.

__Homework__

Homework 1 (due October 9). Section 1, ex. 8, 10, 12, 16;
Section 2, ex. 8; Section 4, ex. 2, 6, 29.

Homework 2 (due October 16). Section 5, ex. 20, 22, 26, 51;
Section 6, ex. 18, 28, 36, 48.

Homework 3 (due October 23). Section 8, ex. 2, 4, 8, 12, 18,
20, 45, 46.
Homework 4 (due October 30). Section 9, ex. 2, 12, 18,
32; Section 10, ex. 4, 12, 16, 37.

Homework 5 (due November 6). Section 11, ex. 6, 8, 10, 18,
24, 26, 47, 53.

Homework 6 (due November 13). Section 13, ex. 2, 6, 8, 12,
14, 18, 22, 50.

Homework 7 (due November 20). Section 14, ex. 4, 8, 12,
14, 30, 34; Section 15, ex. 2, 6.

Homework 8 (due November 27). Section 14, ex. 26; Section
15, ex. 12, 14, 30, 26, 28; Section 16, ex. 11, 12.

Homework 9 (due December 4). Section 16, ex. 14; Section
17, ex. 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9.

Sample of the Final Exam

__Solutions__

Homework 4, solutions
Homework 5, solutions

Homework 6, solutions

Homework 7, solutions

Homework 8, solutions

Midterm, solutions

__Links__

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The Development of Group Theory

History of the Abstract Group Concept

Glossary of Group Theory

"Group Theory"
by John Milne

"An
Introduction to Group Theory" by Tony Gaglione