Honors Algebra I - Fall 2015- V63.0348

NOTE THAT THIS IS AN HONORS COURSE. Students should carefully consider if they prefer to take this course or Algebra 343.


The midterm will be held October 20, in class. It will be roughly a seventy minute exam.

Here is an old midterm (but NOT for the Honors course) for practice. postscript LaTeX pdf Answers will be poster around the 17-th.

The midterm will have seven problems for a total of 100 points. You are to do all problems.

Point values will be clearly marked.

One problem will consist of definitions.

One problem will be a theorem proven in class.

One problem will be a new theorem which will require understanding of the quotient group G/H.


Click here postscript LaTeX pdf for an outline and lots of information.


Prof. Joel Spencer
wwh 829; x83219; {lowercaselastname}@cims.nyu.edu

Office Hours: Wednesday 2:30-4

Class Hours

Tuesday, Thursday 11-12:15; wwh102


Recitation Instructor: Jin Qian, {lowercaselastname}@cims.nyu.edu

Friday, 2:00-3:15, wwh102

Office Hours: Friday 12:30-2, wwh 609

General Stuff


Send me an email: {lowercaselastname}@cims.nyu.edu


Generally there will be assignments every week. They will be put online, usually on Monday, and due at recitation. (They will be posted here.) The first assignment is not to be submitted and is posted early just as an optional warmup.

Assignment 1 (NOT to be submitted!) postscript LaTeX pdf

Assignment 2, Due Friday, September 11 postscript LaTeX pdf

Assignment 3, Due Friday, September 18 postscript LaTeX pdf

Assignment 4, Due Friday, September 25 postscript LaTeX pdf

Just for Fun. postscript LaTeX pdf

Assignment 6, Due Friday, October 9 postscript LaTeX pdf

NO Assignment due October 16. Midterm on October 20.


Solutions will be posted here after the recitation section.

Assignment 1 (NOT to be submitted!) postscript LaTeX pdf

Assignment 2 postscript LaTeX pdf

Assignment 3 postscript LaTeX pdf

Assignment 4 postscript LaTeX pdf

Assignment 6 postscript LaTeX pdf

Final Exam

There will be a regularly scheduled Final Exam on Tuesday, December 22, 10 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Yes, it is close to the holidays and NO, you cannot take it early!

Extra Stuff

Dihedral Group postscript LaTeX pdf

Sept 21, Notes on elements of order $p$ postscript LaTeX pdf