25400-11 Basic Algebra I

Autumn 2008


Dr. Thomas M. Fiore

Instructor Email


Instructor Office Hours

Mondays 9:30am-10:30am, Fridays 3pm-4pm, in Room 416 Eckhart Hall.

Class Meeting Times

Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays, 8:30am-9:20am, Room 207 Eckhart Hall.


A First Course in Abstract Algebra, by John B. Fraleigh, Seventh Edition.


In-Class Exam I: Wednesday, October 15th
In-Class Exam II: Friday, November 7th
Final Exam: Monday, December 8th, 8am-10am


Syllabus in PDF Format

Topics Covered

Most of Chapters 0-4 and perhaps a bit of Chapter 5. We will also have some examples from mathematical music theory, see below (No knowledge of music theory needed!)

Applications of Abstract Algebra

On my Music Page you can find surprising applications of abstract algebra to music theory.

Examples from Music Theory.
Audio Samples and Scores are on the Chalk Site.
Homework will be regularly posted on the Chalk Site.


Remark: The template for this site goes back to Miklos Abert – who got it from someone else.