Algebra) - Fall 2008
- Lectures: MWF 9:00-9:50am, in U413-2
Office Hours: Mo. & We.
10:00 - 11:00, in AP&M 6256.
Phone: 858-534-6297; E-mail: email@example.com
MICHAEL KELLY - Discussion
Section: M 6-6:50pm, in AP&M
Office Hours: T 11-12 and Th 1-2, in AP&M
- Discussion Section: M 7-7:50pm, in AP&M B412
Office Hours:Th 3-4pm, F
in AP&M 5132
WHAT IS MATH 100A? This is the first
undergraduate course in abstract algebra. In this course we examine
from group, ring and field theory.
TEXT Beachy, J. A. and
Blair, W. D. Abstract Algebra,
(Waveland Press Inc., 2006). You
are expected to read the text BEFORE each lecture. The students
enrolled in this class are expected to be familiar with the material in
Chapter I of the textbook (covered in Math 109 -
Mathematical Reasoning, which is a background requirement for Math
- Midterm I - Wednesday, October 15, 9:00am, in U413-2.
Topics: Chapters 1-2.
- Midterm II - Wednesday, November 12, 9:00am,
Topics: Chapter 3.
- Final Exam - Wednesday, December 10,
8:00-11:00am. Location: U413-2. Topics:
No notes, textbooks, calculators
are allowed during exams. No make-up exams will be given and no late
homework will be accepted. Cheating on an exam results in 0 points for
that exam, as well as
further disciplinary action. Please
read very carefully the following ACADEMIC
- Midterms 1+2: 20% each; Final Exam: 40%;
Homework: 20%. The grading will be done on a curve, the median
corresponding to a B-/C+.
Help with mathematical problems:
Help with personal problems which
affect your class work:
- Section: Ask
questions in section --- this is one of the main reasons why sections
- Office Hours: You
are strongly advised to take full advantage of your professor's and
- Classmates: Sometimes
a classmate can help. Sometimes you can learn by working out problems
together with your classmates.
- Talk to the professor or, if appropriate, your