webpage for math 602, graduate algebra ii, spring 2017
email: bds at math dot jhu dot edu
office: krieger 301
office hours: mw 3-4
some practice problems (v3) for the last week/qualifying exam
midterm 2 solutions
midterm 2 statistics: mean 25.25/40, high 28/40. everyone did just fine again.
some practice problems for midterm 2
midterm 1 solutions
midterm 1 statistics: mean 28/40, high 33/40. everyone did just fine.
previous year's midterm, some extra practice problems (v2)
the material that's fair game for the midterm is everything we've covered in class up to and including section viii.4 (ordered by when we covered it, not by where it appears in lang!)
there will be no class on 3/6 and 3/8, on 3/13 and 3/15, and again on 4/3 and 4/5. there will be make-up classes on thursday 3/16 at 2:00 in maryland 309, and on the following fridays at 12:00 in gilman 313: 3/17, 3/31, 4/14, 4/21, and 4/28
- 1/30 and 2/1: sections vi.1-2
- 2/6 and 2/8: sections vi.2-5
- 2/13 and 2/15: sections vi.5-7, vii.1
- 2/20 and 2/22: sections vii.1-2, xvi.1
- 2/27 and 3/1: sections xvi.2-8, viii.1-2
- 3/16 and 3/17: sections viii.3-4, xix.3
- 3/27, 3/29 and 3/31: sections viii.5, xiv.1-2
- 4/10, 4/12, and 4/14: sections xiv.3, xvii.1-4
- 4/17, 4/19, and 4/21: sections xvii.4-7, xviii.1-3
- 4/24, 4/26, and 4/28: sections xviii.4-7
- 5/1 and 5/3: sections xix.1, x.1
mw 10:00-11:20, bloomberg 276
here's a guide to the (numerous) abbreviations i use when lecturing
Serge Lang, Algebra (Revised Third Edition), 2002.
this course will be a continuation of math 601. the expected topics are galois theory, extensions of rings, transcendental extensions, representations of one endomorphism, the tensor product, semisimplicity, and representations of finite groups.
homework will be assigned throughout the week and due the following monday. late assignments will not be accepted, unless you have obtained written confirmation (over email) of an extension from me in advance. you are strongly encouraged to collaborate with each other on homework, but your assignments must be written up independently and in your own words. copying is forbidden.
email: zyang32 at math dot jhu dot edu
there will be an in-class midterm on wednesday, march 29. the second midterm will be on friday, may 5, in krieger 413 from 12:00-1:20.
if you have to miss either midterm for a documented, legitimate excuse, then the corresponding component of your final grade will be calculated by prorating your final exam score. in case of sickness, a doctor's note must be obtained on or promptly after the exam date. there will be no make-up exams.
60% homework, 20% each midterm