08-401/Homework Assignment 3

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Read chapters 14 and 15 of Gallian's book three times:

  • First time as if you were reading a novel - quickly and without too much attention to detail, just to learn what the main keywords and concepts and goals are.
  • Second time like you were studying for an exam on the subject - slowly and not skipping anything, verifying every little detail.
  • And then a third time, again at a quicker pace, to remind yourself of the bigger picture all those little details are there to paint.


Solve problems S20, S29 (what is the quotient field?), 34, 37, S40, 41, S42, 43, 44, 47 in Chapter 14 of Gallian's book and problems 5, 6, 7, S12, S15 in Chapter 15 of the same book, but submit only the solutions of the problems marked with the letter "S".

Class Photo. Identify yourself in the class photo as explained on the photo page - either add your details to the photo page as explained there or send me (Dror) an email with those details. Important. If I don't know your userid, I can't assign good deed points to you for work done on this site. This part of the assignment is mandatory but there is no penalty for not doing it.

Due Date

This assignment is due in class on Wednesday January 30, 2008.


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