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abstract algebra notes: (PDF)
warning: there maybe some mistakes. these notes are being prepared as part of an independent study on undergraduate abstract algebra with a high school student (amelia keller-boren). we are using Gilbert & Gilbert's book 'Elements of Modern Algebra'. many reviews suggest it is a good book to introduce algebra to high school students. so far this seems to be the case. we are covering chapters 1-3. (summer 2012).
J. Gilbert and L. Gilbert. Elements of Modern Algebra. Prindle, Weber & Schmidt Publishing Company, 3rd Ed., 1992.
S. Lang. Undergraduate Algebra. Springer-Verlag, 1987.
T. W. Hungerford. Abstract Algebra: An Introduction. Brooks Cole, 2nd Ed., 1996.
dancing nao robots: (link to project)
this project aimed to get two nao robots to dance in synchronization. a high school student (axenya kachen) did all the programming for this project using python. the dances that have been implemented include but are not limited to the cha cha, the waltz, and the jive. (summer 2012).