MATH 401: Introduction to Abstract Algebra
(Spring 2014)
Instructor: Heekyoung Hahn
Email: hahn at math dot duke dot edu
Office: Physics 015
Class hour and room: WF 11:45am-1:00pm (Physics 047)
Office hours: Friday 2-4pm (Physics 015) or by appointment
Homework grader: Rowena Gan (rowenaganjx at gmail.com)
First day of instruction: January 10 (Friday)
Last day of instruction: April 23 (Wednesday)
Make-up class: April 25 (Friday), 11:45-1pm (Physics 047)
Extra office hour: April 25 (Friday), 2-4pm (Physics 015)
Textbook: Abstract Algebra: A geometric approach by Theodore Shifrin,
Prentice-Hall, Inc.
Midterm 1: February 14 (Friday), in class
Midterm 2: March 26 (Wednesday), in class ;
Solution for Mid2
Final: April 28 (Monday) 9:00am-noon, Physics 047
There will be NO make-up exam. It is your responsibility to remember the exam date and time.
No calculators are permitted on tests and final.
Homework problems will be given roughly every week.
Late homework will NOT be accepted.
You are required to check the following link regularly for the updated schedule.
Solutions provided by your classmates
Note that solutions provided here may not be all correct, so they should be used as a supporting material
to yours.
You can always ask me the correct answers:
Hw1 solution by Jolie Kemp
Hw2 solution by Mila Liakhovister
Hw3 solution by Yi Pan
Hw4 solution by Jolie Kemp
Hw5 solution by Mila Liakhovister
Hw6 solution by Laxmi Rajak
Hw7 solution by Jonathan Gao
Hw8 solution by Jonathan Gao
Hw9 solution by Destina Mantar
Hw10 solution by Jonathan Gao
Homework (20%), Midterm1 (20%), Midterm2 (20%), Final (40%).
Note that you must pass your final in order to pass the course.
Interesting math papers will be added here!
You are expected to read text book before each class. You should generally keep pace with the
lecture material. Bring your math problems in your beer
party!!
If you get stuck on homework problems, you don't understand some concept as well as you'd like, or you feel lost and confused, then please ask for help. Office hours are a good thing; you should take advantage of them in all your classes.
Last Modified December 17 (Tuesday), 2013.