Syllabus for Math
317, Section G1, Fall 2001
Introduction to Abstract Algebra
Texts: Contemporary Abstract Algebra, J. A. Gallian, fifth edition
Professor: Eugene Lerman
Office: 334 Illini Hall
Phone: (217) 244-9510
(the best way to contact Eugene Lerman)
Home page: https://faculty.math.illinois.edu/~lerman
Office Hours: MW 11-12 and/or by appointment
Prerequisites: Officially Math 242 or 243 or 245, or
equivalent. In practice, willingness to think abstractly.
Also, a course in linear algebra is useful.
We will study groups and rings: chapters 1-10, 12 - 17 and, if time permits, some chapters in Part 5.
Homework: Homework problems are to be assigned
once a week. They are due on Monday of the following week. No
late homework will be accepted.
Exams: There will be three midterms and a
final. All exams will be closed book. The midterms will take place on
September 17, October 12 and November 9 (the dates are
subject to change). The final, according to the noncombined final
examination schedule is to take place on
December 13, 1:30 pm .
Grade: The formula for the course grade is roughly
There will be NO CURVE
final exam = 24 %
3 midterms at 20 % each = 60%
homework, class participation etc = 16%
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