The final written exam will be worth 30 points.
- From now on the following recurring zoom meeting should work:
- Meeting ID: 408 484 497
- Due to Coronavirus, there will be no in-class exam as planned. Instead:
- (i) An at home written exam
- (ii) An oral exam via zoom.
- Teacher: Wushi Goldring
- Email: email@example.com
- Office: House 6, room 107
Office Hours: Posted each week during the course before the beginning of the week. Next Office Hours: Posted on my websitehttps://sites.google.com/site/wushijig/ No more in-office office hours due to virus. Email me if you have questions, we can discuss them via email or skype/zoom as you prefer.
- Teaching Assistant: Marcel Rubio
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Time and Room :
- Lecture Time: Thursdays 9:00-10:45. First Lecture 23 January. We will probably add an extra lecture on May 7 to make up for the canceled one on March 12.
- Exercise sessions: 11:00-11:45
Room 33 in House 5Lectures moved to Zoom due to Coronavirus.
- Detailed schedule on TimeEdit: https://cloud.timeedit.net/su/web/stud1/ri167015X20Z06Q6Z26g5Y00y0086Y30Q08gQY6Q55787.html
- Course literature: I plan to follow the book "Character theory of finite groups" by I. M. Isaacs (available for free through the online SU library https://www.su.se/english/library/ using a university login). The book contains a lot of material, but the course will only cover a few chapters. A few other relevant texts are suggested below, but they are not required (sometimes it is helpful to get different perspectives on the same theorem/proof/topic).
- Examiner: Wushi Goldring
- Examination Form: Revised due to coronavirus
The grading scheme for the Course will comprise of two parts: (1) Final Written exam, (2) homework bonus. (No oral exam.)
- At home written Final Exam: I will post the exam to the website at 9:00 and you will have until 16:00 to submit it. You can write solutions by hand on paper and take photos with your phone. Contact me if this is a problem for you. If we can't make out what you wrote in the scan/photo, we'll contact you via zoom to ask you about your solution.
- Oral Exam via Zoom. There will be an oral exam via zoom. I will follow the usual rules for oral exams, that you have to pass the written exam to take the oral exam. So I will schedule the oral exams right after grading the written exams. You can choose to discuss a topic which you liked from the course. It could be a theorem in one of the books (Isaacs, Dummit-Foote, Serre) or problems which were not on the homework. Or you can go over problems you did not completely manage to do on the written exam.
- Old Exams: There are no old exams as this course was previously given without written exam.
- Grading criteria:
- The final written exam will be worth 30 points.
- You need to score 12.5 points or higher on the final exam to pass.
- Oral exam is graded 1-3: If you get 3 your grade goes up one letter grade: From B to A and so on. If you get 2 your grade stays the same. If you get 1 your grade goes down one letter grade: From B to C and so on.
- Bonus system: You can raise your grade by up to 3 extra credit points by successfully Completing the homework assignments. For example, if you get 11 on the exam and 2 on the homework, your overall score for the exam is 13 and you pass.
- Optional additional texts:
- "Abstract Algebra" by Dummit & Foote: This book, which is the textbook for the "Abstract Algebra" MM5020 class, is helpful in many ways: (1) To review groups and rings, (2) Review linear algebra, (3) Some new topics from linear algebra, such as tensor products and "multilinear algbera", (4) Representation theory of finite groups is discussed in Part VI (Chapters 18-19).
- "Representation theory of finite groups" by J.-P. Serre. I used this book the last time I taught the course.
If you do look at all three books (Isaacs, Dummit & Foote, Serre), it will be interesting to see which of them you find best or most helpful.
For fun: Lecture by Serre on finite groups on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ6_JKYdKog&t=1353s