CISC 822 Algebraic Algorithms

Course meeting time in Smith 102A: 3:30-4:35 Mondays, 3:00-4:35 Wednesdays (was 3:30-4:45 MW).

Dept's General Description includes text, prereqs. etc.

Instructor: David Saunders, home page includes office location, office hours, phone #s, etc.

Summary of core topics to be covered.

homework set #1

homework set #2

Topics covered have been from:
Front matter, Chapters 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10.12,14,15,16,21.

  • Read Appendix 25.1 - 25.3 for terminology of rings, fields, polynomials.
  • Read through front matter (incl chapter 1), Read chapters 2 and 3.(to about pg 60).
  • Look over the chapter 2 exercises. Come to class prepared for the following kinds of activities: I am specifically interested in these exercises: 2.2, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9(i), 2.9(ii), 2.10(i), 2.10(iii), 2.11
  • Be prepared to prove a part of Lemma 3.8 in class. Each person will get a part at random to present to the class.