MWF 12:35–1:30 in ES-143.
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.
AMAT 220 and AMAT 326. [University Bulletin]
“Basic concepts of groups, rings, integral domains, fields.” [University Bulletin]
Abstract Algebra, I.N. Herstein. Third Edition, Wiley, 1996.
Grading & Examinations
- 50% – Quizzes.
- 20% – Midterm Exam, Monday, March 21, 12:35–1:30 in ES-143.
- 30% – Final Exam, Friday, May 6, 10:30–12:30 in ES-143.
There will be at least one quiz per week, given at the beginning of class and possibly unannounced, mostly consisting of questions from the homework and statements of definitions/theorems. The two lowest scores will be dropped, and no make-up quizzes will ever be given.
When calculating your course grade there is one more rule: if your quiz score is an E then your course grade is an E; in this case I will ignore your midterm and final exam scores.
Students enrolled in the Writing Intensive version of this course (327Z) are additionally required to submit complete, correct solutions to a list of selected homework problems that will be given in class and posted below.
Of course, you are expected to follow the Universitys Standards of Academic Integrity.
|M 1/24||1.5.4, 1.5.6–8, 1.5.13; 1.6.1, 1.6.6, 1.6.8.||quiz #1|
|F 1/28||1.2.1–12.||quiz #2|
|F 2/04||1.3.6–11.||quiz #3|
|W 2/09||—||quiz #4|
|M 2/14||2.1.1.||quiz #5 and quiz #6|
|W 2/16||—||quiz #7|
|F 2/18||2.1.8–9, 2.1.14–15, 2.1.17, 2.1.19.||quiz #8|
|F 3/04||—||quiz #9|
|M 3/07||Examples 2.1.6–8 (on pages 43–44) and problems 2.1.6, 2.1.10, 2.1.23.||—|
|M 3/14||2.3.1–4.||quiz #10|
|W 3/16||2.3.12–13.||—||M 3/21||Retake the Midterm Exam and hand it in on Friday, 3/25.||—|
|M 3/28||—||quiz #11|
|M 4/04||—||quiz #12|
|F 4/08||2.5.9, 2.5.12, and 2.6.7–8.||—|
|M 4/11||2.5.14||quiz #13|
|F 4/15||2.5.15–16, and 2.7.6.||quiz #14|
|F 4/29||—||quiz #15|
Problems for Writing Itensive requirement (327Z): 1.5.4, 2.1.8–9, 2.1.14–15, 2.1.17, 2.1.19, 2.3.4, 2.3.13, 2.5.12, proof of the First Isomorphism Theorem.