**Math 417: Introduction to Abstract Algebra**

**Fall 2019**

**Instructor:** Florin P. Boca

**Office:** 371 Altgeld Hall

**Phone:** 244-9928

**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.

**Syllabus:**

**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:** TBD, **Midterm 3:** TBD.

**Final exam: 8:00-11:00 am, Thursday, December 19, 145 Altgeld Hall**.

Last modified:* September 16, 2019*