
Abstract Algebra, Summer 2013


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Prerequisite ]
[ Text ]
[Goal]
[Grading]
[Homework]
[Exam]
Prerequisite:
Math461
Text:
Title 
Contemporary Abstract Algebra (sixth edition) 
Author 
Joseph A. Gallian 
Publisher 
Houghton Mifflin 
Year Published 
2006 
ISBN 
0618514716 


Goal:
This course is a continuation of Math461. A set together with one or
more binary operations, such as addition or multiplication, is called
an algebraic structure. In Math461, we mainly studied algebraic
structures called groups. The main objects in this course are called
rings and fields, which have become one of the most fundamental
concepts in modern mathematics.
The purpose of this course is to present a detailed discussion of the basic ideas underlying ring theory and field theory, the fundamental theorems, and methods to help the students tackle further algebra they will encounter in their research and teaching. If time permits, several specific branches of ring theory and field theory will be duscussed.
Grading:
Grades will be based on homework, exams and projects
weighted as follows:

Points 
Traget due date 
Homework 
100 
See Homework 
Exam 1 
100 
06/21/13 
Exam 2 
100 
07/05/13 
Exam 3 
100 
07/19/13 
Final Exam 
200 
08/02/13 (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
 111 
#1 
Exam 2 
1221 
#2 
Exam 3 
2232 
#3 
Final Exam 
33 
Final 
Last Updated: June 10, 2013, by Hirotachi Abo
