Math
100B (Abstract
Algebra)  Winter 2011
Professor: CRISTIAN
D.
POPESCU
 Lectures: MWF 11:0011:50am, in WLH 2208
Office Hours: MW 121,
in AP&M 6218 or 6256 (when 6218 is unavailable.)
Office: AP&M
6256;
Phone: 8585346297; Email: cpopescu@math.ucsd.edu
Teaching Assistant: PETER OVERHOLSER 
Discussion
Sections: T 55:50, in WLH
2208
Office Hours: MF 12, in AP&M 6446.
Email: peter.overholser@gmail.com
COURSE DESCRIPTION
WHAT IS MATH 100B?
This is the second
undergraduate course in abstract algebra. In this course we continue to
examine
topics
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,
Third Edition
(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
100B.)
EXAMS
 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.
Topics: TBA.
 Final Exam  Monday, March 14, 11:30am2:30pm.
Location: WLH 2208. Topics:
comprehensive.

No notes, textbooks, calculators
are allowed during exams. No makeup 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
INTEGRITY GUIDELINES.
GRADING POLICY
 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+.
GETTING HELP
Help with mathematical problems:
 Section: Ask
questions in section  this is one of the main reasons why sections
exist.
 Office Hours: You
are strongly advised to take full advantage of your professor's and
ta's office
hours.
 Classmates: Sometimes
a classmate can help. Sometimes you can learn by working out problems
together with your classmates.
Help with personal problems which
affect your class work:
 Talk to the professor or, if appropriate, your
college provost.