# AMAT 326(Z): Classical Algebra, Fall 2010

### Instructor

Prof. Marco Varisco,
mvarisco@albany.edu
[how to email a professor],
www.albany.edu/~mv312143/

Office:
ES-120C,
Office Hours: M 1:30–2:30 and WF 10:30–11:30,
or by appointment.

### Schedule

MWF 11:30–12:25 in ES-139.

You are expected to attend all class meetings. The maximum number of
absences permitted to receive credit for this course is
5 (five). Excessive tardiness may count as absence.

### Prerequisite

AMAT 113.
[University Bulletin]

### Description

“Elementary number theory. Elementary theory of equations over
rational, real, and complex fields.”
[University Bulletin]

### Textbook

*A Concrete Introduction to Higher Algebra*, Lindsay
N. Childs. Third Edition, Springer, Undergraduate Texts in
Mathematics, 2008.

[Remarks and errata]

### Grading & Examinations

- 50% – Homework and quizzes.
- 20% – Midterm Exam, tentatively scheduled for Wednesday,
October 20, 11:30–12:25 in ES-139
(before the course withdrawal deadline, Monday, November 8).
- 30% – Final Exam, scheduled for Thursday,
December 16, 3:30–5:30 in ES-139.

When calculating your course grade there is one more rule: if your
homework score is an E then your course grade is an E; in
this case I will ignore your midterm and final exam scores.

Of course, you are expected to follow the University’s Standards of Academic Integrity.

This syllabus is subject to change. All official announcements and
assignments are given in class, and this web page may not be up to
date.
Marco Varisco
- October 22, 2010.