Syllabus for Math
317, Section G1, Fall 2001
Introduction to Abstract Algebra

Professor: Eugene Lerman

Office: 334 Illini Hall

Phone: (217) 2449510

email: lerman@math.uiuc.edu
(the best way to contact Eugene Lerman)

Home page: https://faculty.math.illinois.edu/~lerman

Course page:
https://faculty.math.illinois.edu/~lerman/317/f01syl.html

Office Hours: MW 1112 and/or by appointment

Class meets:

Prerequisites: Officially Math 242 or 243 or 245, or
equivalent. In practice, willingness to think abstractly.
Also, a course in linear algebra is useful.
Texts: Contemporary Abstract Algebra, J. A. Gallian, fifth edition
We will study groups and rings: chapters 110, 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
as follows:

final exam = 24 %

3 midterms at 20 % each = 60%

homework, class participation etc = 16%
There will be NO CURVE
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