# MTH 819: Algebra

## Fall 2021

Instructor: Alexandru Chirvasitu

Lectures:
• TR 11:10 - 12:25, 235 Mathematics Buliding
Office: 216 Mathematics Building
Office hours: Tuesday 12:30 - 2:30 PM
Email: achirvas AT buffalo.edu

## Textbook

I'll probably ask you to read some of the sections in the textbook before most lectures, so we're in sync. I'll post the reading assignments here. Unless specified otherwise the sections are those in Mac Lane.

The date is that of the lecture, so please do the reading before that.

Due date Assignment Remarks
1 Th Sep 09 Chapter I
2 Th Sep 16 Chapter II
3 Th Sep 23 Chapter III
4 Th Sep 30 Chapter IV Stop before section 6
5 Th Oct 07 Chapter IV Sections 6 and after
6 Th Oct 14 Chapter V Stop before section 6
7 Th Oct 21 Chapter V Sections 6 and after
8 Th Oct 28 Chapter VI Stop before section 6
9 Th Nov 04 Chapter VI Sections 6 and after
10 Th Nov 11 Chapter VII Stop before section 6

### Supplementary material

On occasion I'll post extra notes, comments, etc. in this space.

## Problems

I will occasionally post problem sets here, for practice and to set a tempo for the course. You do not have to turn these in.

Due date Assignment Remarks
1 Th Sep 09
• I.3: 3, 4, 5
• I.4: 3, 5, 6
• I.5: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
2 Th Sep 16
• II.3: 5
• II.4: 6
• II.6: 1, 6
• II.7: 1, 2
3 Th Sep 23
• III.1: 2, 3
• III.2: 2
• III.3: 1, 2
• III.4: 3, 5, 10
4 Th Sep 30
• IV.1: 2
• IV.2: 2, 5, 6, 9
• IV.4: 2, 3, 4
• IV.5: 2
5 Th Oct 07
• IV.7: 1, 2
• IV.8: 1, 2, 3
6 Th Oct 14
• V.1: 2, 4
• V.2: 1, 2
• V.4: 1, 3, 4
• V.5: 1, 2, 4
7 Th Oct 21
• V.6: 2
• V.7: 1, 2
• V.8: 2, 3, 4
• V.9: 1, 2, 5
8 Th Oct 28
• VI.4: 1, 3, 4
• VI.5: 1, 2, 3
9 Th Nov 04
• VI.7: 7, 8
• VI.8: 2
• VI.9: 1
10 Th Nov 11
• VII.1: 5, 6
• VII.2: 2, 3
• VII.3: 1

And by all means drop by at office hours if you need a hand.