MT312 Spring 2012

Reading Assignments

The reading assignments for the first part of the course are from Undergraduate Algebra, by Serge Lang.  The reading assignments for the second part of the course, concerning field theory, are from Topics in Algebra by I. N. Herstein.  This book is on reserve in O'Neill Library.  Reading assignments may be modified depending on the pace of our course, snow days, etc.


Week of:
Reading


January 15
Lang, Section 5.1

Janunary 22
Lang, Sections 5.1, 5.2

January 29
Lang, Section 5.3

February 5
Lang, Sections 5.4 (through page 196), 5.5.  Optional:  5.7.
February 12
Lang, Sections 5.8, 5.9
February 19
Lang, Chapter III (review of ring theory)

February 26
Herstein, Section 5.1

March 4
Vacation Week

March 11
Herstein, Sections 5.1, 5.3

March 18
Herstein, Sections 5.3, 5.4

March 25
Herstein, 5.4 and 5.5

April 1
Herstein 5.5 and 7.1

April 8
Herstein 5.6 (to middle of pg. 244)

April 15
Herstein 5.6

April 22
Herstein 5.6, 5.7. 5.8

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Last updated:  March 25, 2012.