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Yorck Sommerhäuser
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Group Theory
 Winter semester 2017
 Course: MATH 4321
 Course record number: 86907
 Instructor: Y. Sommerhäuser
 Schedule:
 Time: Mon, Wed, Fri 12:00 m12:50 pm
 Room: HH 3015
 Start date: The course will begin on Monday, January 9, 2017. The lecture of Friday, January 6 will be postponed to a later date.
 Office hours of Y. Sommerhäuser: Mon, Fri 1:00 pm3:00 pm and by appointment
 Textbook: J. J. Rotman: An Introduction to the Theory of Groups, 4th ed., Grad. Texts Math., Vol. 148, Springer, Berlin, 1995
 Outline: The course covers selected parts of the Chapters 1 to 5 of the textbook. Time permitting, parts of Chapter 6 will also be covered. Furthermore, the abstract concepts developed in these chapters will be illustrated by examples taken from Chapters 8 and 9 of the book. Important topics covered are subgroups, Lagrange's theorem, the isomorphism theorems, Sylow's theorems, symmetric groups, solvable and nilpotent groups, and the JordanHölder theorem. Time permitting, we will cover linear groups and the Mathieu groups.
 Exams: There will be a midterm exam and a comprehensive final exam. The midterm exam takes place on Monday, February 27. The final exam takes place on Wednesday, April 12, from 9:00 am to 12:00 m in the same room as the class meetings.
 Homework: Beginning Monday, January 16, a weekly exercise sheet will be handed out. This has to be submitted in class on the following Monday. There will be no exercise sheet during the week of the midterm exam and no exercise sheets during the last two weeks of the semester. In addition, a reading assignment from the textbook will be given in every lecture.
 Prerequisite: MATH 3320 (Abstract Algebra)
 Examination criteria: The final mark will be computed using the following weights.
 Homework: 20 percent
 Midterm exam: 30 percent
 Final exam: 50 percent
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