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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 Bar-Natan, drorbn@math.toronto.edu, Bahen 6178, 416-946-5438. Office hours: Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 at Bahen 6178 (on teaching weeks), or, if truly impossible, by appointment.

Classes: Mondays 1-3 and Thursdays 1-2 in Bahen 6183.

Teaching Assistant
Teaching Assistant: Louis-Philippe Thibault, lp.thibault@mail.utoronto.ca.


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