# Math 120A Abstract Algebra, Fall 2012

 Contact Name E-mail Location Office Hours Office Phone Instructor Professor Daqing Wan dwan@math.uci.edu RH 410C MWF 2-2:50pm and by appointment 949-824-7013

Lecture: MWF 3-3:50 at ICS 259
Textbook: Abstract Algebra by J.B. Fraleigh (Seventh Edition)

The aim of this course is to present the elementary theory of groups,
which is a basic tool in all abstract mathematics. We shall study the
basic properties of these abstract objects and discuss many concrete examples.
We intend to cover Chapters 1-3, 7.

The final grade of this course will be based on:

• twe midterm exams (40%)
• one final exam (40%)
• homework/quizz (20%)
The exams will consist of problems similar to, but different from the
problems/examples in the book and in the lectures.

### Homework Problems

Chapter I
• Section 4: 9-19, 29, 32, 34, 35.
• Section 5: 14-19, 26, 39, 48, 52, 53, 54, 56.
• due date: Monday October 8.

• Section 6: 11, 18, 32, 46, 50-52, 56.
• Section 7: 4, 6.
• due date: Monday October 15

Chapter II
• Section 8: 2, 8, 16, 35, 46, 48, 49, 52.
• Section 9: 2, 8, 12, 16, 23, 24, 29, 33, 35, 39.
• due date: Monday October 22

• Section 10: 15, 19, 27, 34, 37, 38, 39, 41, 44.
• Section 11: 14, 16, 20, 26, 27, 29, 32, 39, 42.
• due date: Monday October 29

• Midterm I: Oct 26, Friday

Chapter III
• Section 13: 1-4, 25-29, 32-34, 44-47, 50-52.
• due date: November 5
• Section 14: 8, 14, 23, 30, 31, 33, 34, 37, 40.
• due date: November 14
• Section 15: 4, 8, 10, 19-21, 37, 38, 40, 42.
• due date: November 19

• Midterm II: Nov 16, Friday

Chapter VII
• Section 34: 2, 3, 5, 7, 9.
• due date: Nov 28
• Section 35: 2, 4, 6, 13, 17, 18, 23, 24.
• Section 38: 2, 4, 10, 12, 13.
• due date: Dec 7

Final Exam: Dec 10 Monday, 4-6pm at ICS 259