Math 817, Groups and Rings, Fall 2009

Math 817 is a graduate algebra course with an emphasis on groups and rings. Lectures are 10:30 - 12:20, Tuesdays and Thursdays in the PIMS seminar room, TASC2 8500.



  1. Assignment 1 due October 1 in class. Solutions.
  2. Assignment 2 due October 15 in class. Solutions.
  3. Assignment 3 due October 22 in class. Solutions.
  4. Assignment 4 due November 5 in class. Solutions.
  5. Assignment 5 due November 19 in class. Solutions.
  6. Assignment 6 due December 3 in class. Solutions.


Outline (in pdf format). Topics and other useful information.

Karen Yeats
SC K 10508
karen_yeats at
Office Hours:
Wednesdays 1-3, SC K 10508.
10:30-12:20 Tuesdays and Thursdays TASC2 8500
Algebra: A graduate course by I. Martin Isaacs. You can all get free membership to the AMS for being math grad students (and hence a discount on the book). New students probably won't be able to get their memberships processed fast enough to take advantage of this; even still the price is cheaper than what the bookstore would have charged you. The older edition published by Brooks/Cole is also fine.