**CHAN, Ping-Shun***Office: LSB 209**Email: pschan@math.cuhk.edu.hk**Office Hours: By appointment.*

Name | Office | Telephone | |
---|---|---|---|

Mr. Yang LIU | AB1 407B | 3943 3720 | yliu@math.cuhk.edu.hk |

Mr. Ying XIE | AB1 505 | 3943 4298 | yxie@math.cuhk.edu.hk |

*This course is intended as an introduction to modern abstract algebra and the way of algebraic thinking in advanced mathematics. The course focuses on basic algebraic concepts which arise in various areas of advanced mathematics, and emphasizes on the underlying algebraic structures which are common to various concrete mathematical examples. Topics include: groups, rings, fields, polynomial rings, Boolean algebras; Permutation group, coset and factor group, normal subgroup, isomorphism theorems.*

*Algebra*, Michael Artin*Abstract Algebra*, David Dummit, Richard Foote.*Groups and Symmetry*, Mark Armstrong.

*Please follow these guidelines for the preparation of homework assignments.**Four easy steps to submit your homework assignment.*

- Homework 1 (DUE Feb 2, 2018)
- Homework 2 (DUE Mar 2, 2018)
- Homework 3 (DUE Mar 16, 2018)
- Homework 4 (DUE Mar 29, 2018)
- Homework 5 (DUE Apr 13, 2018)
- Homework 6 (DUE Apr 23, 2018)

- Week 1
- Week 2
- Week 3
- Week 4
- Week 5
- Week 6 (Feb 12 - 16)
- Week 7
- Week 8
- Week 9
- Week 10
- Week 11
- Week 12
- Week 13
- Review Notes
- Weeks 1 - 13 Combined

- Coursework 1
- Coursework 2
- Coursework 3
- Coursework 4
- Coursework 5
- Coursework 6
- Coursework 7
- Coursework 8
- Coursework 9
- Coursework 10
- Coursework 11
- Coursework 12

Homework and Tutorial Assignments |
10% |

Midterm Test (March 9, 2018) |
35% |

Final Exam |
55% |

*The Chinese University of Hong Kong places very high importance on honesty in academic work submitted by students, and adopts a policy of zero tolerance on cheating and plagiarism. Any related offence will lead to disciplinary action including termination of studies at the University. Although cases of cheating or plagiarism are rare at the University, everyone should make himself / herself familiar with the content of the following website:*

*http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/policy/academichonesty/*

*and thereby help avoid any practice that would not be acceptable.*