The Our alternate meeting time, for discussion sessions and makeup classes, is on Wednesday, 11:3512:25, In Burnside 920 

Final Exam: Takehome. From December 5, 12pm until
December 6, midnight (11:59pm). 

Final Project: As an alternative to the Final Exam. Possible topics
are given in homework 2 and 3. You are welcome to suggest your own topic, but please let
me know before November 15 what you want to do. The writeup should be between 10 and 15 pages
in length, and it would be best if you could also tell the class about your findings. 
The report is due on December 16, 10 am 

Lecture NotesNumbering is logical. So far, we've been covering roughly 1 1/2 "lectures" per week.Lecture 1 (Introduction) Lecture 2 (Finite Groups 1; Schur's Lemma) Lecture 3 (Finite Groups 2; Characters, Main Theorem) Lecture 4 (Symmetric Group 1; Irreducible Representations) Lecture 5 (Symmetric Group 2; Character Table) Lecture 6 (Compact Topological Groups 1; Haar measure) Lecture 7 (Compact Topological Groups 2; PeterWeyl theorem) Lecture 8 (Lie Groups and Lie Algebras 1: Definitions and Examples) Lecture 9 (Lie Groups and Lie Algebras 2; Exponential Map and BCH) Lecture 10 (Structure Theory; Engel, Lie, CartanKilling) Lecture 11 (Complements to structure and representation theory) Lecture 12 (Complex semisimple Lie algebras 1; Tori, weights and roots) Lecture 13 (Complex semisimple Lie algebras 2; Dynkin diagrams, classification) 

Homework ProblemsRegistered students are asked to work on the complete problem set at home, and contribute their solutions during the discussion session.Homework 1 (McKay Correspondence) discussed September 18, 25 Solutions of problems 1(vi), 2 and 3 for binary octahedral group (Raghad) Homework 2 discussed October 19 Solutions (Selim) Homework 3 discussed November 13 Solution of problem 3 (BCH formula) (Eric) Solutions of all problems but #3 (Selim) 