Graduate Algebra, II .

We meet on Tuesday and Friday noon-1:20, Hill 425.

Continuing the first semester of Graduate Algebra, taught by Anders Buch in the fall, we’ll follow the book

A Graduate Course In Algebra, in preparation, by Brundan and Kleshchev.  If you need a copy of the book, let me know.


We will follow the topics as listed, starting with modules in Chapter 16.    The hope is to cover much of the remainder of the text throughout the semester.

Lectures will often be supplemented with material from other texts.


The homework score will account for 25% of your grade. Problems will be assigned regularly (and listed below, as assigned).   There will be two exams, each worth 25% (one midterm and one final).   The remaining 25% will be earned by giving a lecture on a topic in the class.  These lectures will take place at various times during the semester on any of the topics we are covering.  More information on this will be discussed during class.


Lecture (25%): You will give a short lecture about some topic we are covering in class.  I’d like to see your lecture notes in advance, and I’m happy to hear a practice lecture if are interested in feedback.


Important dates:

I want you to decide on a topic for your lecture by Tuesday, Feb 6th.  

Midterm (take-home) handed out February 15, due February 20.

Final exam is a take home exam to be distributed on the last day of class and due on the date of the final exam (specified by administration, tbd).