Note: The materials are in reverse chronological order.
An introduction to basic algebra, which at this point contains only some fundamental mathematics that is prerequisite and the elements of group theory. These notes are dedicated to the memory of Professor Jack McLaughlin, and contain an appendix with quotations from his former students. This is a very preliminary version that will be expanded to cover more material. It is intended only for informal use by students at the University of Michigan, and not for reference.