MATH2078  Honours Algebraic Structures  2023/24
Announcement
 The lecture venue on Wednesdays has been changed to MMW 705 (originally KKB 101).
 Tutorial in the first week will be replaced by lectures; the first tutorial will be held on Jan 15, 2024 (Monday).
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 Please submit your homework solutions via Blackboard. In case you haven't been added to the system yet, please email the lecturer.
General Information
Lecturer

CHAN Kwok Wai
 Office: LSB 212
 Tel: 3943 7976
 Email:
Teaching Assistant

LAM Chin Hang Eddie
 Office: LSB 222B
 Tel: 3943 7963
 Email:
Time and Venue
 Lecture: Mon 1:30pm  2:15pm, LSB LT4; Wed 4:30pm  6:15pm, MMW 705
 Tutorial: Mon 2:30pm  3:15pm, LSB LT4
Course Description
This course is an introduction to modern abstract algebra and the algebraic way of 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:
Group Theory  examples of groups including permutation and dihedral groups, subgroups, the Theorem of Lagrange, group homomorphisms, normal subgroups and quotient groups.
Ring Theory  examples of rings including the ring of integers and polynomial rings, integral domains, fields, ring homomorphisms, ideals and quotient rings.
Field Theory  examples of field extensions and finite fields.
Textbooks
 Lecture notes available at the course webpage.
References
 J. A. Gallian, Contemporary Abstract Algebra, CMC Press, 10th edition.
 M. Artin, Algebra, Prentice Hall, 2nd edition.
 J. Fraleigh, A First Course in Abstract Algebra, AddisonWesley, 7th edition.
 P. Aluffi, Algebra: Chapter 0, Graduate Studies in Mathematics Vol. 104, AMS.
 D. Dummit and R. Foote, Abstract Algebra, John Wiley and Sons, 3rd edition.
Lecture Notes
Tutorial Notes
 Tutorial 1 notes
 Tutorial 2 problems
 Tutorial 2 solutions
 Tutorial 3 problems
 Tutorial 3 solutions
 Tutorial 4 problems
 Tutorial 4 solutions
 Tutorial 5 problems
 Tutorial 5 solutions
 Tutorial 6 problems
 Tutorial 6 solutions
 Tutorial 7 problems (Revision)
 Tutorial 7 solutions
 Tutorial 8 problems
 Tutorial 8 solutions
 Tutorial 9 problems
 Tutorial 9 solutions
 Tutorial 10 problems
 Tutorial 10 solutions
 Tutorial 11 problems
 Tutorial 11 solutions
Assignments
 HW 1 (due on Jan 18, 2024)
 HW 2 (due on Feb 1, 2024)
 HW 3 (due on Feb 8, 2024)
 HW 4 (due on Feb 22, 2024)
 HW 5 (due on Feb 29, 2024)
 HW 6 (due on Mar 21, 2024)
 HW 7 (due on Mar 28, 2024)
 HW 8 (due on Apr 4, 2024)
 HW 9 (due on Apr 18, 2024)
 HW 10 (due on Apr 25, 2024)
Solutions
 Math2078 Homework 1 Solutions
 Math2078 Homework 2 Solutions
 Math2078 Homework 3 Solutions
 Math2078 Homework 4 Solutions (updated)
 Math2078 Homework 5 Solutions (updated)
 Math2078 Homework 6 Solutions
 Math2078 Homework 7 Solutions
 Math2078 Homework 8 Solutions (updated)
 Math2078 Homework 9 Solutions
 Math2078 Homework 10 Solutions
Assessment Scheme
Homework  10%  
Midterm (12 March 2024, Tuesday night)  30%  
Final  60% 
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http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/policy/academichonesty/and thereby help avoid any practice that would not be acceptable.
Assessment Policy Last updated: April 27, 2024 16:51:40