Department of Mathematics

Abstract Algebra I, MTH 310-002

Instructor: Mark Iwen
Time and Place: Lectures are MWF 12:40 pm -- 1:30 pm, in A208 Wells Hall
Office: C342 WH
Office Hours: M 1:45 pm -- 2:45 pm, T 2:30 pm -- 3:30 pm, and
W 1:45 pm -- 2:45 pm

We will discuss the structure of the integers, congruences, rings, ring homomorphisms, ideals, and quotient rings. This is a writing course with an emphasis on proofs.

Course website for MTH310-002:

The course website is mandatory reading for the course. On it you will find the course schedule, the syllabus, and supplementary reading. Homework assignments will be posted on the schedule.


Abstract Algebra, Second Edition, by Thomas Hungerford.
Cengage Learning

We will cover most, if not all, of the material discussed in chapters 1 - 7 of this book.

Supplementary Notes:

We will also utilize Professor Meierfrankenfeld's excellent notes for this class. They are freely available here.

Syllabus and Course Information

Course Schedule and Homework Assignments