Times & Places |
Lectures are in Skiles 240 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:05 -- 1:25. Office hours are currently scheduled for Monday from 3:30 - 4:30pm and Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 -- 2pm in Skiles 226. (Meeting at other times is possible by appointment.) |

Announcements |
Handouts from Tuesday, August 18th:
Course Syllabus
and Assignment 0. Extra office hours on Friday, Sept. 5th from 1:30 - 2:30pm. Office hour on Thursday cancelled. Extra office hours on Friday, Sept. 5th will be from 1:15 - 2:45pm. For Problem 2.1 #22, try representing f and h in matrix form. Office hours on Monday and Tuesday (Sept. 15 and 16) are cancelled. There will be extra office hours on Friday, Sept. 19. Midterm 1 will be on Tuesday, Sept. 30th and cover Chapt. 1 and Sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, and 2.5 of Chapt. 2. Extra office hours on Friday, Sept. 19th from 1:15 - 2:45pm. Change in course grading scheme: one assignment score will be dropped when computing the homework portion of the course grade. Extra office hours on Friday, Sept. 26th from 3 - 5pm and Monday, Sept. 29th from 3:30 - 5:30pm. Change in course grading scheme: grades will be computed as the maximum of the orginal weighting (20% Midterm 1, 20% Midterm 2, 30% Final, 30% Homework) and an alternate weighting (0% Midterm 1, 20% Midterm 2, 50% Final, and 30% Homework). Exam 2 will be on Tuesday, November 11th. New material for Exam 2 will be Sections 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, and 2.9 from Chapter 2 and Sections 3.1, 3.2, and 3.3 from Chapter 3. Extra office hours on Monday, November 10th from 3:30 - 5:30. Change in course grading scheme: grades will be computed as the maximum of the orginal weighting (20% Midterm 1, 20% Midterm 2, 30% Final, 30% Homework) and two alternate weightings (0% Midterm 1, 20% Midterm 2, 50% Final, and 30% Homework) and (20% Midterm 1, 20% Midterm 2, 50% Final, and 30% Homework). You may bring 1 page of notes (front and back allowed) to the final exams. The final exam is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 12th from 8am - 10:50am in Skiles 240. The final exam will cover Chapt. 1, Chapt. 2 Sec. 1 - 9, Chapt. 3 Sec. 1 - 3, Chapt. 4 Sec. 1 - 4, and Chapt. 5 Sec. 1. You may bring 1 page of notes (front and back allowed) to the final exams. The questions from the dead week group discussions are available here. |

Homework |
Assignment 0 due Tuesday, August 26th. Assignment 1 due Tuesday, September 9th. Assignment 2 due Tuesday, September 23rd. Note that the last problem should be Problem 2.5 # 27 _not_ Problem 2.6 #27. Assignment 3 due Tuesday, October 21st. Assignment 4 due Tuesday, November 4th. Assignment 5 due Tuesday, November 25th. |

Practice Problems |
Section 1.3: #3 - 7, 12 - 13, 16 - 18, 23, 24, 27. Section 1.4: #1 - 4, 7, 8, 12, 13, 15, 21 - 23, 27, 32. Section 1.6: #1, 4, 12, 15. Section 2.1: #1, 5, (8), 9, 11 - 13, 16, 19, 20. Write out the products of all the group elements as a table for S_3 and for the dihedral group of order 8. Additional possibilities are S_4 and the dihedral group of order 10. Section 2.3: #1, 3 - 7, 11, 12, 19, 21. Also, solve #3 and #7 for the dihedral group of order 8. Section 2.4: #2 - 8, 19, 21. Also, 9 - 13, 15 - 18, 25, 26, 28, 31, 32, 34, and 43. Section 2.5: #3 - 6, 13, 14, 22. Section 3.1: #1, 2, 4, 5. Section 3.2: #2, 3, 8 - 12, 14, 17, 24, 25. Section 3.3: #1 - 5. Section 2.6: #1 - 5. Section 2.7: #1, 2, 3, 7. Also, check your understanding of the theorems against homomorphisms of groups like the symmetric group, congruence mod n, the dihedral group, etc. Section 2.8: #1, 2, 4, 9, 10. Also, check your understanding of the theorems against groups like the symmetric group, congruence mod n, the dihedral group, etc. Section 2.9: Solve problems #24, 25 from Sec. 2.5 and #4 from Sec. 2.7. Section 4.1: #1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 15, 21, 22. Also check your understanding against rings like the integers and congruence mod 6, and fields like the reals and congruence mod p, a prime. Section 4.2: #1, 2, 4, 5, 6. Section 4.3: #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Section 4.4: #2 - 8. Section 5.1: #1, 2, 7 - 10. |

Links |
Check your grades on T-Square. Writing Proofs by Prof. Chris Heil, Georgia Tech and How to write proofs: a quick guide by Dr. Eugenia Cheng, U Sheffield. Student are expected to follow the Georgia Tech Academic Honor Code and Student Code of Conduct. |

Fall semester 2008