This is the homepage for the Summer 2010 Universal Algebra group contract. We’ll meet for this subject on Tuesdays at 12pm and Thursdays at 3pm (except as otherwise agreed).

**Textbook: **We’re using the text *A Course in Universal Algebra*, by Burris and Sankappanavar. In these five weeks, we’ll work through chapters I, II (sections 1-3, 5-11, and 14), IV (sections 1-4), and V (sections 1 & 2). We need to get through about 6 sections per week; if we go faster at the beginning, we’ll have a little slop time at the end, which is always a good thing.

**Homework:** we’ll use the turn-in system, so each time we meet you’ll submit one problem for grading (so, you’ll submit two problems per week). You’ll maintain a portfolio of your work on the problems you don’t hand in; I’ll review your completed portfolio at the end when I write your evaluation. Homework assignments appear below.

**Exams:** None, which puts more emphasis on your final portfolio.

Here are the **assigned problems**, by date due and by section:

- Due Thursday, June 24:

I.1: 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10

I.2: 2, 4, 5

I.3: 2, 4, 5 - Due Tuesday, June 29:

I.4: 2, 3, 5, 8, 9

I.5: 1, 4, 5, 8

II.1: 2, 4, 6

II.3: 1 - Due Thursday, July 1:

II.5: 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11 (yes, just one section; it’s an important one. I’ll give a longer assignment for next Tuesday) - Due Tuesday, July 6:

II.6: 2, 3, 6

II.7: 1, 2, 3, 5

II.8: 1, 5, 6, 8, 11 - Due Thursday, July 8 (when we’re meeting at 4pm):

Nothing – we’re using these two days as catch-up time. Feel free to turn in a turn-in that you previously missed, or to redo a previous turn-in. We’ll do sections II.9 and II.10 for next Tuesday. - Due Tuesday, July 13:

II.9: 1, 2, 5

II.10: 1, 2, 5, 6 - Due Friday, July 16 (when we’re meeting at 1pm):

II.11: 1, 2

II.12: 1 - Due Monday, July 19 (when we’re meeting at 4pm):

II.14: 2, 3, 7, 9 - Due Thursday, July 29 (I’ll be out of town July 20-28, so we’ll have to figure out when to have this last meeting):

IV.1: 1, 2, 3, 4

IV.2: 2

IV.3: 1, 3, 4

IV.4: 1, 12