Math 4107: Abstract Algebra I

Fall 2011, Georgia Tech

Instructor: Josephine Yu (
Lectures: MWF 14:05-14:55 in Skiles 170
Office hours: M W 10-11 , F 11-12 or by appointment, in Skiles 223

Textbook: Topics in Algebra by I. N. Herstein, 2nd edition
Topics: Group theory and ring theory. Most of Chapters 1,2, and 3 from the textbook.
Grading: Homework assignments (20%), three exams (20% each), final exam (20%).
OR Homework (25%), three in-class exams (25% each). I will calculate the your grade both ways and take the better.


Schedule for the course

(subject to change)

Homework Assignments

Turn in only the problems numbered in boldface or underlined, but it is highly recommended that you work on all the problems.