Summary: Math 7211 Spring 2008
Algebra II P. Achar
Office: 266 Lockett Hall
Office hours: Wed. 2:304:30pm or by appointment
Textbook. For the bulk of the semester, we will follow the book
Larry C. Grove, Algebra, Academic Press, New York, 1983. Republished by Dover Publications,
Minneola, NY, 2004.
For a handful of topics, I will distribute photocopied notes from other sources.
Course outline. A tentative schedule for the semester is as follows:
Field theory and Galois theory (Chapter III) 4 weeks
Categories and functors 1 week
More on modules and noetherian rings (parts of Chapters II & IV) 2 weeks
Structure of rings and algebras (Chapter V) 3 weeks
Group representations (Chapter VI.8) 2 weeks
Multilinear algebra 1 week
Other topics 1 week
Website. All class materials will be available on Blackboard.