Math 511 - Fall 2003
Instructor: Prof. Jianshu Li
Lectures: in 3584
M W 10:00-11:20
Office Hours: Open, Come Any time
Phone : 2358 7437
Textbook and references:
Primary textbook: Robert B. Ash, Abstract
Algebra:The Basic Graduate Year Web Text at http://www.math.uiuc.edu/~r-ash/
Reference: Michael Artin, Algebra , Prentice Hall (on 3 day reserve
in the HKUST library)
Reference: Nathan Jacobson, Basic Algebra I, II, 2nd edition, W.H.
Freeman (on 3 day reserve)
Reference: Serge Lang, Algebra 3rd edition, Addison Wesley (on 3 day
Students should feel comfortable with problems such as the following:
Honors Undergraduate Linear Algebra
Final at http://www.math.ust.hk/~amoy/math511/
The course will proceed through chapters 1, 2, 5, 4 and possibly 3 of Ash's
Chapter 1: Group fundamentals
Chapter 2: Ring fundamentals
Chapter 5: Basic Techniques of Group Theory
Chapter 4: Module fundamentals
Chapter 3: Field fundamentals
Assignment 4 (due December 1).
| Dodecahedron model
Assignment 3 (due November 5).
Assignment 2 (due October 15).
Assignment 1 (due September 22).