
Abstract Algebra, Fall 2012


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Prerequisite ]
[ Text ]
[Goal]
[Grading]
[Homework]
[Exam]
Prerequisite:
Math215 and Math330 or permission.
Text:
Title 
Contemporary Abstract Algebra (sixth edition) 
Author 
Joseph A. Gallian 
Publisher 
Houghton Mifflin 
Year Published 
2006 
ISBN 
0618514716 


Goal:
A set together with one or more binary operations,
such as addition or multiplication,
is called an algebraic structure.
The main objects in this course are groups, rings and fields,
which are representative examples of algebraic structures.
These objects naturally
arise throughout mathematics, engineering and computer science.
This course is a transitional course,
in which a mathematical argument and the construction of the proof
are introduced.
Grading:
Grades will be based on homework, exams and projects
weighted as follows:

Points 
Target date 
Homework 
100 
See Homework 
Exam 1
 100 
09/14/12 
Exam 2 
100 
10/12/12 
Exam 3 
100 
10/16/12 
Final Exam 
200 
12/14/12 (course completion deadline) 
The grading scheme is the following:
A  10088 
B  8775 
C  7461 
D  6050 
F  490 
Homework:
Exams:
There will be two one hour exams.
These exams will be based on chapter material and homework problems.

Corresponding sessions 
Sample exams 
Exam 1
 17 
#1 
Exam 2 
819 
#2 
Exam 3 
2030 
#3 
Final Exam 
3141 
Final 
