**Instructor: **
Ching-Li Chai

*Office*: DRL 4N36, Ext. 8-8469.

*Office Hours*: W 11:00-12:00.

Email:`chai@sas.upenn.edu`

**Exercises**

This is the most important part of this course;
see the first paragraph of "For the Student" in Shatz and Gallier.
Please talk to Steve if you are not convinced.

- Assignment 1
- Assignment 2
- Assignment 3
- Assignment 4
- Assignment 5
- Assignment 6
- Assignment 7
- Assignment 8 (There was an error in question 2 in assignment 8; it has been corrected.)
- Assignment 9
- Assignment 10 (due Wednesday, 11/29)
- Assignment 11 (last assignment, due Friday, 12/08)

**Notes**

**Final Exam**: Thursday, December 14, 9-11 AM, according the the website of the Registrar's office.

(Note that the Math Common Exams are scheduled on Thursday, December 14, 12-2 PM.)

**Lectures**: MW 1:30--3:00 PM, 4C2 DRL

First meeting: Wednesday, September 6, 2006.

**Text**: Algebra, by Stephen Shatz and Jean Gallier, available from the Math Dept at cost.

**References**:- Bourbaki, Algebre
- Bourbaki, Algebre Commutative
- Curtis and Reiner, Representation Theory of Finite Groups and Associative Algebras
- Jacobson, Basic Algebra I, II
- Lang, Algebra
- Rowen, Ring Theory, Student Edition
- Serre, Local Algebra
- Serre, Linear Representations of Finite Groups

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