Math 6121: Algebra I (Graduate level)

Fall 2015, Georgia Tech

Instructor: Josephine Yu (
Office: Skiles 250
You are encouraged to contact me (and your classmates) through Piazza.

Class: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:35 am - 10:55 am, in Skiles 257
Office hours: Mondays 1-3pm and by appointment, in Skiles 250.
You are also welcome to talk to me after class (unless I have a meeting to go to).

Syllabus: here
Course web page:
Schedule: Tentative Schedule. I will be updating this throughout the semester.
Piazza: Sign-up link

Course Description

Textbook: Abstract Algebra (3d edition) by Dummit and Foote.

Other recommended references:
We will follow the official topic outline fairly closely.
One of the goals of this course to prepare students for the Algebra Comprehensive Exam. We will learn most of the material listed in items 2-6.

Homework Assignments:

On every homework due date, there will be a quiz at the beginning of the class.


Resources and interesting/fun links about groups, rings, and fields

If you find an interesting page, please send me an email and I will add it to the list.