Honors Algebra II. MATH-UA.0349-001 Spring 2017

Notes on the cubic and on the quartic are on the bottom of this page.

Syllabus

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

Instructor

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

Calling is not encouraged. Emailing is. Especially for those "stupid" questions (which frequently are anything but) to clarify something. Replies are often very quick -- but no promises!

Office Hours: Tuesday 1:00-2:30

When and Where

Monday and Wednesday, 11:00-12:15. ciww 317

Recitation

Note: Recitation is Mandatory! MATH-UA.0349-002

Recitation Instructor: Kaiqi Yang

Class, Friday, 2:00-3:15 ciww 317

Office Hours, Wednesday, 3:40-4:40 p.m. wwh524

Questions?

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

Assignments

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 assignment for the first week is not to be submitted. It is posted early as an optional warmup.

Assignment 1 postscript LaTeX pdf

Assignment 2, Due Friday, February 3, in recitation postscript LaTeX pdf

Assignment 3, Due Friday, February 10, in recitation postscript LaTeX pdf

Assignment 4, Due Friday, February 17, in recitation postscript LaTeX pdf

Assignment 5, Due Friday, February 24, in recitation postscript LaTeX pdf

Assignment 6, Due Friday, March 3, in recitation postscript LaTeX pdf

Assignment 7, Due Friday, March 10, in recitation postscript LaTeX pdf

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Assignment 8, Due Friday, March 31, in recitation postscript LaTeX pdf

Assignment 9, Due Friday, April 7, in recitation postscript LaTeX pdf

Assignment 10, Due Friday, April 14, in recitation postscript LaTeX pdf

Assignment 11, Due Friday, April 21, in recitation postscript LaTeX pdf

Assignment 12, Due Friday, April 28, in recitation postscript LaTeX pdf

Solutions

Solutions will be posted here after the recitation section.

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Galois Notes

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Part VII, skipped for now

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Midterm

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Final Exam

The final exam will be on Monday, May 15, 10:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m. It will cover the entire course. (But it will NOT cover Algebra I.) You MUST NOT go home before that!!

We will have SPECIAL OFFICE HOURS -- Thursday, May 11, 10:45 a.m. -- 12:15 a.m. in Prof Spencer's office, wwh829

Extra Stuff

Extra material will be posted here

Magic Squares postscript LaTeX pdf

Solving the Cubic (Cardano) postscript LaTeX pdf

Solving the Quartic via Galois Theory postscript LaTeX pdf

Film

The film "Counting from Infinity," directed by George Csicsery, will be shown on Public Broadcast in May -- e.g., WNET (channel 13, New York), May 25, 6 p.m. It tells the inspiring story of Yitang Zhang and his great breakthrough on the Twin Prime Conjecture. Don't miss it!!