Day & Time: Monday and Wednesday 3:40 — 4:55pm Location: Goldsmith 0116 Instructor: Joel Bellaiche Office Hours: Tuesday 2:30pm-4:30pm and on appointment Teaching assistant :TBA Textbook: John B. Fraleigh First Course in Abstract Algebra seventh edition, Adison-Wesley , 2003. ISBN 0201763907. Prerequisites: Introduction to Algebra I or the equivalent. Examinations: There will be two in class tests. The first will be on Wednesday, February 1 and the second on Monday, November 13. The final exam is a take-home exam |
Tests and Exams: There are no makeups for missed tests. You must take the final examination at the time scheduled by the university; no final exams will be given earlier.
Homework: There will be two kinds of homework:
Written work: We write to communicate. Please bear this in mind as you complete assignments and take exams. You must explain your work in order to obtain full credit; an assertion is not an answer. student or professor.
Help: Help is available if you have trouble with homework or lecture material. My office hours are a good place to start. Discussions with your classmates can also be very helpful and are strongly encouraged. You may also ask the TA.
Class | Topic | Read | Suggested Exercises | Due |
Jan 16 | Introduction. Rings and Fields | §18 | 18:3,7,8,11,15,19,27,33,38,43,46,52,55 |