# MA 361: Elementary Modern Algebra I

Fall 2019

Max Kutler

## Overview

This is a first course in abstract algebra. Broadly, algebra is the
study of sets endowed with certain binary operations. In this course,
we shall study the algebraic structures called groups, rings, and
fields. A strong emphasis will be placed on communicating mathematics
clearly and effectively.

Course Syllabus

## Instructor

Max Kutler,
max.kutler(at)uky(dot)edu, POT 707.

Office hours: 11 AM-12 PM MTR, and by appointment

## Textbook

*A First Course in Abstract Algebra*, 7th ed., by John B. Fraleigh

For purchase: UK Bookstore,
Amazon

## Homework

Homework will be due each Monday and
Thursday.

You are encouraged to discuss the homework with other members of
the class. If you do so, you should acknowledge their assistance on
your submitted homework. Furthermore, you should feel free to use
sources beyond your textbook, personal notes, and past homework when
crafting your solutions. You must, however, cite any such sources, and
you must write up all of your final solutions on your own.