Algebra) - Winter 2011
- Lectures: MWF 11:00-11:50am, in WLH 2208
Office Hours: MW 12-1,
in AP&M 6218 or 6256 (when 6218 is unavailable.)
Phone: 858-534-6297; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching Assistant: PETER OVERHOLSER -
Sections: T 5-5:50, in WLH
Office Hours: MF 1-2, in AP&M 6446.
WHAT IS MATH 100B?
This is the second
undergraduate course in abstract algebra. In this course we continue to
from the theory of groups, rings, fields, and vector spaces. We will
cover most of Chapters 4, 5, and 9 in the textbook as well as some
basic definitions and properties of vector spaces over arbitrary fields.
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
Chapters I, II and III of the textbook (covered in Math
100A, which is a background requirement for Math
- Midterm I - Wednesday, January 26, 11:00am, in WLH 2208.
Topics: Sections 5.1, 5.2.
- Midterm II - Wednesday, February 23, 11:00am,
in WLH 2208.
- Final Exam - Monday, March 14, 11:30am-2:30pm.
Location: WLH 2208. 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