Introduction to Algebra II (MATH 30b, Spring 2007)


[ Policies & Procedures | Schedule of Lectures ]

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


Assessment: The course grades will be computed as follows:
30% Homework
20% First test
20% Second test
30% Take-Home Final 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.


Schedule of Lectures

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