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A carefully sequenced collection of problems for an inquiry-learning approach in a one-semester Introduction to Abstract Algebra Class. The topics developed include basic notions about groups and subgroups; cyclic groups; homomorphisms and isomorphisms; and cosets. The notes culminate with the concept of quotient groups and the first isomorphism theorem. The approach is fairly elementary. A student with just a little experience with sets, functions, and elementary proof writing will be able to make substantial independent progress through the notes, particularly with the support of peers or instructor in an inquiry-based learning environment.
Course Notes and Supplementary Material (PDF format)
|Instructor notes||v1 PDF (160K)|
|Student notes||v1 PDF (124K)|