Course: Abstract algebra, Math 417, Section E13
Time: MWF 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM.
Location: 245 Everitt Elec & Comp Engr Lab
Instructor: Chris Leininger
Phone: 265-6763
Email: clein (at)
Office: 366 Altgeld Hall
Office hours: Tu 11-12, Th 2-3, Fr 2-3.

Math 417 is an introduction to abstract algebra. The main objects of study are groups, which are abstract mathematical objects that reflect the most basic features of many other mathematical constructions you are likely familiar with. We will also study rings and fields later in the course, other abstract mathematical objects, which can be thought of as groups with additional structure. The goal of the course is to introduce the students to abstract mathematical thinking through the study of these simple, beautiful mathematical constructions, and to explore the relationship to other areas of mathematics. The required text is available online:
Grades will be based on
Extra office hours for final exam: Review sheets: Midterm solutions:
Illegible work will be returned, ungraded

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