Math 350, Sections 01 and 03, Fall 2021

Groups, Rings, and Fields

General Information

Rob Benedetto
Office: Seeley Mudd 406
Phone: 8562
Email: rlbenedetto at amherst dot edu
Office Hours: Mon, 2:30-4pm
Tue, 1:00-2:00pm (New!)
Wed, 2:30-3:30pm (cancelled)
Thu, 2:30-4pm
or by appointment
Class Meetings: Section 01: MTuWF 9-9:50 AM, SMUD 014
Section 03: MWF 1:30-2:20 PM, SMUD 014
Tu 10-10:50 AM, SMUD 014
Text: D.Saracino, Abstract Algebra: A First Course,
second edition, Waveland Press 2008

Luka Duranovic Mon 9:00-10:30pm, SMUD 206
Wed 6:00-7:30pm, SMUD 206
Tessa Levenstein Mon 6:00-7:30pm, SMUD 207
Thu 6:00-7:30pm, SMUD 206
Noah Solomon Sun 7:30-9:00pm, SMUD 206
Tue 7:30-9:00pm, SMUD 206

All in SMUD 206

Mon 6-7:30
in SMUD 207
Sun, 7:30-9:00pm
Mon, 6:00-7:30pm [IN SMUD 207]
Mon, 9:00-10:30pm
Tue, 7:30-9:00pm
Wed, 6:00-7:30pm
Thu, 6:00-7:30pm
QCenter Help Allison Tanguay Drop-in hours:
Mon, 2:30-5pm
Tue 1:30-3:50pm
Wed 1:30-2:50pm
Thu 1:30-3:50pm

Science Center Library
Or book individual appointments at
this "bookingbug" link
Homework: Reading and Problem Sets
Problem Set Rules
Weekly Checklists

Handouts, etc.
(in PDF format; view and/or print with Adobe Acrobat)
Some of these are handouts from class.
If you lost any of yours, you can get them here.
Others were not handed out in class and are only available here.
Syllabus (Course Info): Section 01
Syllabus (Course Info): Section 03
Gradescope Instructions
(Submitting Homework)
Reminders about Sets and Proofs
Optional Handout: Definition Practice
Review Packet for Midterm Exam 1
Solutions to Practice Problems for Midterm Exam 1
Solutions to Midterm Exam 1, Section 01
Solutions to Midterm Exam 1, Section 03
Optional Handout: Group Actions
Optional Handout: Cauchy's Theorem
Optional Handout: Group Automorphisms
Review Packet for Midterm Exam 2
Solutions to Practice Problems for Midterm Exam 2
Optional Handout: Other Group Theory Topics, from Sections 13-15
Solutions to Midterm Exam 2, Section 01
Solutions to Midterm Exam 2, Section 03
Optional Handout: A Theorem on Norms

Exam Information
Midterm 1 Wednesday, October 6, in class
Midterm 2 Friday, November 12, in class
Take-Home Final Exam

Due Thursday, December 16, 2021
at 11:59pm ET on gradescope