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A Course in Modern Abstract Algebra, post 001

In Fall 2017, I taught Modern Algebra (aka “Abstract Algebra”) for the first time in many years.  For the next time I teach this class, I am considering putting here a version of my notes, instead of just distributing them … Continue reading

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Book Recommendations

 I recall reading about Waldos in high school in the 1970s.  Specifically, I have been for most of my life an avid fan of science fiction and science fact, and I read about Waldos in a science fiction story.  You … Continue reading

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Differentiability Implies Continuity ~~ A Response to Part of Timothy Gowers post on the Cambridge Mathematical Tripos

Professor Timothy Gowers, of Cambridge University Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, has posted some thoughts about the Cambridge Mathematical Tripos. He shows some model answers, and in his discussion of the “easy” part of the examination, he indicates … Continue reading

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WordPress Technical Issue: Starting off a bit confused, befuddled, and frustrated

I hate to start off my blog this way, but… somebody must kick off the discussions that improve things for everybody else. I recently read a post on Tim Gowers’ weblog. I wanted to respond. While my response was brief, … Continue reading

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