Math 415 (Section 500) -- Fall 2004

Modern Algebra I

Monday & Wednesday 4:10-5:25
CE 136

http://www.math.tamu.edu/~map/courses/415-fa04/


Math 415.500 Exams

Math 415.500 Homework


Course Description:


This is a first course in abstract algebra. The main topics the course will cover are the introductory theories and applications of groups, rings, and fields. There will be an emphasis placed on rigorous proofs throughout the semester, including during class and on homework and exams.

Course Information:


Instructor: Dr. Matthew Papanikolas


Office Hours: Mon. 2-3, Wed. 2-3, Thurs. 10:30-11:30; also by appointment.





Office: 321 Milner


Office Phone: 845-1615


E-mail: map@math.tamu.edu





Textbook: The required textbook is A First Course in Abstract Algebra, 7th ed., by John B. Fraleigh, Addison-Wesley, 2003, ISBN 0-201-76390-7.





Course Syllabus: The course covers most of chapters I-V and parts of chapter VI. Additional topics will be covered as time permits.





Calculators: Calculators are not generally needed for this course and will not be permitted on exams.





Prerequisite: Math 222 (linear algebra with proofs).





Course Webpage: http://www.math.tamu.edu/~map/courses/415-fa04/

Exam Schedule:


There will be 3 in-class exams during the semester, as well as a cumulative final exam. The dates and times are listed below.


Exam 1

Exam 2

Exam 3

Final Exam

Date/Time

Sept. 27 (Mon)
4:10-5:25

Oct. 20 (Wed)
4:10-5:25

Nov. 17 (Wed)
4:10-5:25

Dec. 13 (Mon)
3:30-5:30

Location

CE 136

CE 136

CE 136

CE 136

Grading:


Your final grade will be determined by the total number of points obtained on exams and homework. Out of 500 total points, each component contributes to your grade as follows:

Component

Points

Homework

75

Exam 1

100

Exam 2

100

Exam 3

100

Final Exam

125


The following grade distribution will be used in determining final course grades:

Grade

Percentage of Total Points

A

90.0%-100.0%

B

80.0%-89.9%

C

70.0%-79.9%

D

60.0%-69.9%

F

0.0%-59.9%

Homework:


Homework will be collected once per week for a grade. Homework assignments will be posted on this web page, so check back frequently!




Course Policies:


Missed Work: Making up missed work (including missed exams, quizzes, and homework) will be arranged according to Univesrity policies only. A university approved excuse must be provided to the instructor in writing (e-mail is sufficient) within 1 working day for exams and within 2 working days for other work.





Academic Dishonesty:

It is not permissible to hand in the work of others for a grade, including work on exams, quizzes, and homework. You are allowed to discuss homework with others, but your write-ups are expected to be done on your own and in your own words. Copying the work of others will be prosecuted to the full extent possible under University policies.

Cheating during an exam will be sanctioned by assigning 0 points on the exam. Further action will be taken in agreement with Texas A&M University Student Rules on Academic Honesty and the Aggie Honor System Code.





Disability Assistance: Assistance is available from the office of Services for Students with Disabilities, Koldus 126, 845-1637, ssdinfo@tamu.edu, http://studentlife.tamu.edu/ssd/. If you believe you have a disability requiring accomodation, you should contact this office several weeks in advance of an exam or assignment.


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