Math 417: Introduction to Abstract Algebra
Instructor: Florin P. Boca
Office: 371 Altgeld Hall
E-mail: fboca at illinois dot edu
Textbook: Fred Goodman, Algebra: Abstract and Concrete.
Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Either MATH 416 or one of ASRM 406, MATH 415 together with one of MATH 347, MATH 348, CS 374; or consent of instructor. Overall, students are expected to be acquainted with Appendices A, B, C, D and E in Goodman's book.
Lectures: MWF 1:00-1:50, 145 Altgeld Hall
Office hours: Monday 2-3, Wednesday 4-5
Grading policy: Comprehensive final exam: 35%; Three midterm exams: 40%; Homework/quizzes: 25%
HW and quiz policy: There will be 12 HW assignments. Assignments ⋕ 2N, N=1,2,...,6 will be collected and graded. Assignments ⋕ 2N-1, N=1,2,...,6 will not be collected. Instead, a 15 min quiz with two problems from that assignment will be given in class. Only the best 10 (out of 12) scores will count. As a result HW extensions or make-up quizzes will not be normally allowed.
Midterm exams calendar: Midterm 1: Monday Sep 30, Midterm 2: Friday Nov 1, Midterm 3: Wednesday Dec 4.
Final exam: 8:00-11:00 am, Thursday, December 19, 145 Altgeld Hall.
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Last modified: October 14, 2019