University at Albany, College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

AMAT 326(Z): Classical Algebra, Fall 2010


Prof. Marco Varisco, (how to email a professor),
Office: ES-120C, Office Hours: M 1:30–2:30 and WF 10:30–11:30, or by appointment.


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.


Textbook cover

AMAT 113. [University Bulletin]


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


A Concrete Introduction to Higher Algebra, Lindsay N. Childs. Third Edition, Springer, Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics, 2008.
[Remarks and errata]

Grading & Examinations

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.