Math 120A Abstract Algebra, Fall 2012
Lecture: MWF 33:50 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 13, 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: 919, 29, 32, 34, 35.

Section 5: 1419, 26, 39, 48, 52, 53, 54, 56.

due date: Monday October 8.


Section 6: 11, 18, 32, 46, 5052, 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: 14, 2529, 3234, 4447, 5052.

due date: November 5

Section 14: 8, 14, 23, 30, 31, 33, 34, 37, 40.

due date: November 14

Section 15: 4, 8, 10, 1921, 37, 38, 40, 42.

due date: November 19


Midterm II: Nov 16, Friday
Chapter VII