## 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, Monday, November 1, 11:30–12:25 in ES-139.
- 30% – Final Exam, 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.