MA 453:"Abstract Algebra", Professor Walther, Fall 2012


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Topic Number Topic Description Student Name Deadline
1 Normal subgroups Shucong Zhang
2 Morphisms Sean Kearney
3 Finite subgroups of O(2) Write your name here
4 Finite subgroups of E(1) Write your name here
5 Lie groups Write your name
6 The fundamental theorem of Abelian groups over a PID Write your name here
7 Groebner bases Write your name here
8 Curves in the plane Write your name here
9 Spectrum of a ring Write your name here
10 Sylow subgroups Write your name here
11 Into how many parts can you cut the plane with k cuts? Write your name here
12 The fundamental group of a space Write your name here

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