Math 200A - Graduate Algebra

Welcome to Math 200A!

Course description:

This is the first course in the three-part graduate algebra sequence. The first quarter will cover groups and rings.

The course will assume that you've already had reasonable exposure to groups, rings, and fields at undergraduate level.

Instructor: Dragos Oprea, doprea "at", AP&M 6-101.

Lectures: MWF, 11pm-11:50pm, AP&M 5-402.

Office hours:

Wednesday 3-4 in AP&M 6-101.

I am available for questions after lecture or by appointment. Also, feel free to drop in if you see me in my office.

Teaching Assistant:

Joel Dodge, jrdodge "at" you know where.

Joel's office hours: Tuesday 12-1, Wednesday 4-5, or by appointment. Office: APM 6-351.

Textbook: D. Dummit, R. M. Foote, Abstract Algebra, 3rd edition.


Homework (30%), Midterm (30%), Final (40%) or Homework (10%), Midterm (30%), Final (60%).


The midterm is in class, on November 10. The final exam will be in class, Tuesday, December 7, 11:30AM-2:30PM in 5-402.


Lecture Summaries