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Introduction to Abstract Algebra

(Math 121)

Fall 2003

Official
Capacity Information

**Instructor:**
Paul Aspinwall

**Credits:** 1.00, **Hours**: 03.0

**Time:** Tuesday and Thursday 12:40 PM-1:55 PM

**Location:** Bio Sci 113

### Homework

- Is listed here. It may be convenient
to use Maple
for some problems. Here's the little Maple demo I
did in class.

### Exams

There will be one midterm exam (answers) and a
final exam. The midterm exam is on Tuesday Oct 7 during the
class. The final is on Friday, December 12, 9:00am - noon.
### Honor Code

The honor code may be found
here.
Collaboration is encouraged but see here for details.
### Synopsis

A rough outline is as follows.
- Integers
- Rational, Real and Complex Numbers
- Polynomials
- Quotient Rings
- Field Extensions
- Groups
- The RSA algorithm

### Textbooks

The course will be based on the text:

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