# Math 120 Abstract Algebra, Fall 2002

 Contact Name E-mail Location Office Hours Office Phone Instructor Professor Daqing Wan dwan@math.uci.edu MST 279 Wednesday 3-3:50pm, Friday 2-2:50 and by appointment 949-824-7013

Lecture: MWF 11-11:50 at MSTB 124
Textbook: Abstract Algebra by J.B. Fraleigh (Sixth Edition)

The aim of this course is to present the elementary theory of group theory,
which is a basic tool in all abstract mathematics. We shall study the
basic properties of groups and discuss many concrete examples.

The final grade of this course will be based on:

• one midterm exam (about 30%)
• one final exam (about 50%)
The exams will consist of problems similar to, but different from the
problems/examples in the book and in the lectures. The HW is due every Tuesday.

### Homework Problems

Chapter I
• Section 1.3: 8, 11-18, 19, 27, 33, 34.
• Section 1.4: 14-19, 26, 39, 48, 52, 53, 54.
• due date: Tuesday (10/8)
• Section 1.5: 15, 22, 27, 37, 42, 54, 59, 60-63, 65.
• due date: Tuesday (10/15)

Chapter II
• Section 2.1: 2, 8, 16, 35, 44, 46, 47, 50.
• Section 2.2: 2, 8, 12, 16, 22, 26, 30, 32.
• due date: Tuesday (10/22)
• Section 2.3: 13, 15, 19, 26, 33, 36, 37, 38, 40, 43.
• due date: Tuesday (10/29)
• Section 2.4: 14, 16, 24, 26, 27, 29, 30, 32, 37, 40, 51, 52
• due date: Tuesday (11/5)
• Midterm: November 4 (11/4, Monday)

Chapter III
• Section 3.1: 1-4, 25-29, 32, 33, 34, 44-47, 50-52.
• due date: Tuesday (11/12)
• Section 3.2: 8, 14, 23, 30, 31, 34, 37, 40.
• due date: Tuesday (11/19)
• Section 3.3: 4, 8, 10, 19, 20, 35, 36, 38, 40
• due date: Tuesday (11/26)

Chapter V
• Section 4.2: 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19.
• due date: Tuesday (12/3)

Final Exam: Wednesday, December 11, 10:30 - 12:30.