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Sep 8

About This Class; Monday  Non Commutative Gaussian Elimination; Thursday  the category of groups, automorphisms and conjugations, images and kernels.

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Sep 15

Monday  coset spaces, isomorphism theorems; Thursday  simple groups, JordanHolder decomposition series.

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Sep 22

Monday  alternating groups, group actions, The Simplicity of the Alternating Groups, HW1, HW 1 Solutions, Class Photo; Thursday  group actions, OrbitStabilizer Thm, Class Equation.

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Sep 29

Monday  Cauchy's Thm, Sylow 1; Thursday  Sylow 2.

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Oct 6

Monday  Sylow 3, semidirect products, braids; HW2; HW 2 Solutions; Thursday  braids, groups of order 12, Braids

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Oct 13

No class Monday (Thanksgiving); Thursday  groups of order 12 cont'd.

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Oct 20

Term Test; Term Test Solutions on Monday, HW3; HW 3 Solutions; Thursday  solvable groups, rings: defn's & examples.

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Oct 27

Monday  functors, CayleyHamilton Thm, ideals, iso thm 1; Thursday  iso thms 24, integral domains, maximal ideals, One Theorem, Three Corollaries, Five Weeks

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Nov 3

Monday  prime ideals, primes & irreducibles, UFD's, Euc.DomainPID, Thursday  Noetherian rings, PIDUFD, Euclidean Algorithm, modules: defn & examples, HW4, HW 4 Solutions

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Nov 10

Monday  R is a PID iff R has a DH norm, Rmodules, direct sums, every f.g. module is given by a presentation matrix, Thursday  row & column reductions plus, existence part of Thm 1 in 1t3c5w handout.

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Nov 17

MondayTuesday is UofT's Fall Break, HW5, Thursday  1t3c5w handout cont'd, JCF Tricks & Programs handout

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Nov 24

Monday  JCF Tricks & Programs cont'd, tensor products, Thursday  tensor products cont'd

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Dec 1

EndofCourse Schedule; Monday  tensor products finale, extension/reduction of scalars, uniqueness part of Thm 1 in 1t3c5w, localization & fields of fractions; Wednesday is a "makeup Monday"!; Notes for Studying for the Final Exam Glossary of terms

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Dec 15

The Final Exam

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Core Algebra I
Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto, Fall 2014
Agenda: Groups, rings, modules.
Course Highlights: We'll solve the Rubik's cube! We'll understand many groups of small order! We'll understand "Modules over PIDs"! We'll know that the quintic can't be solved!
Instructor: Dror BarNatan, drorbn@math.toronto.edu, Bahen 6178, 4169465438. Office hours: Wednesdays 10:3011:30 at Bahen 6178 (on teaching weeks), or, if truly impossible, by appointment.
Classes: Mondays 13 and Thursdays 12 in Bahen 6183.

Teaching Assistant: LouisPhilippe Thibault, lp.thibault@mail.utoronto.ca.

Texts
Lang's Algebra, Selick's lecture notes for this class, Dummit and Foote's Abstract Algebra, Hungerford's Abstract Algebra. My son Assaf (a math student in another university) recommends also Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality.
Further Resources

Dror's notes above / Student's notes below


Notes for midterm studying  Summaries of topics covered in the lectures. File:Checklist for Topics covered in the lectures.pdf
Summary of the major results covered Media:MAT1100Summary.pdf