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# modern algebra

# Notes: Graduate Algebra

I took Graduate Algebra with Professor Matthias Beck in Spring 2017. These comprehensive notes were compiled using lecture notes and the textbook, David S. Dummit & Richard M. Foote, Abstract Algebra (3rd edition), Wiley 2004. [errata]

Please feel free to download and print these notes for your convenience.

Disclaimer: my notes are meant to be a toolbox while doing proofs and studying/practicing the course in general. There may contain typos or mistakes. Please feel free to let me know if you find any errors!

Topics Covered:

- Polynomial rings,
- irreducibility criteria,
- Gröbner bases & Buchberger’s algorithm,
- field extensions,
- splitting fields,
- Galois groups,
- fundamental theorem of Galois theory,
- applications of Galois extensions,
- introduction to the polynomial method with applications in graph theory and incidence geometry.

# Notes: Modern Algebra II

I took Modern Algebra II with Professor Matthias Beck in Spring 2016. These comprehensive notes were compiled using lecture notes and the textbook, David S. Dummit & Richard M. Foote, Abstract Algebra (3rd edition), Wiley 2004. [errata]

Please feel free to download and print these notes for your convenience.

Featured Image: **Icosahedron and dodecahedron Duality****
**Credit: Images from Algebra: Abstract and Concrete by Frederick M. Goodman

Disclaimer: my notes are meant to be a toolbox while doing proofs and studying/practicing the course in general. There may contain typos or mistakes. Please feel free to let me know if you find any errors!

Topics Covered:

- Review of basic properties of groups and rings and their quotient structures and homomorphisms,
- group actions,
- Sylow’s theorems,
- principal ideal domains,
- unique factorization,
- Euclidean domains,
- polynomial rings,
- modules,
- field extensions,
- primitive roots,
- finite fields.

# Notes: Number Theory and Modern Algebra I

I took Modern Algebra I with Professor Matthias Beck in Fall 2015. These comprehensive notes were compiled using lecture notes and the textbooks,

- Al Cuoco & Joseph J. Rotman, Learning Modern Algebra, MAA Textbooks, 2013.
- Frederick M. Goodman, Algebra: Abstract and Concrete, edition 2.6.

Please feel free to download and print these notes for your convenience.

Disclaimer: my notes are meant to be a toolbox while doing proofs and studying/practicing the course in general. There may contain typos or mistakes. Please feel free to let me know if you find any errors!

Topics Covered:

- Integers & the Euclidean algorithm
- Complex numbers, roots of unity & Cardano’s formula
- Modular arithmetic & commutative rings
- Polynomials, power series & integral domains
- Permutations & groups

Featured Image: **Dodecahedron-Icosahedron Duality**Credit: Images from Algebra: Abstract and Concrete by Frederick M. Goodman