Syllabus for Math
417, Section C13, Fall 2010
Introduction to Abstract Algebra
Texts:W. Keith Nicholson, Introduction to Abstract
Algebra, 3rd edition
Professor: Eugene Lerman
Office: 336 Illini Hall
Phone: (217) 244-9510
email: lerman at math dot uiuc dot edu
(the best way to contact Eugene Lerman)
Home page: https://faculty.math.illinois.edu/~lerman
( homework assignments are posted at
Office Hours: see my calender and/or
Prerequisites: Officially either math 416 or one of MATH 410,
MATH 415 together with one of MATH 347, MATH 348, CS 373; or consent
of instructor. In practice, ability to understand and write proofs.
We will study Chapters 1 - 5.
Homework: Homework problems are to be assigned
once a week. They are due the following week. No
late homework will be accepted.
Exams: There will be quizzes, two midterms and a
final. You have to pass the final to pass the course. All exams will be closed book. The midterms will take place on
October 6 and November 10 (the dates are
subject to change). The final, according to the non-combined final
examination schedule is to take place on
7:00–10:00 PM, Monday, December 13 in the regular classroom.
Grade: The formula for the course grade is roughly
There will be NO CURVE
final exam = 35 %
2 midterms at 20 % each = 40%
homework, quizzes = 25%
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