Syllabus for Math
417, Section C13, Fall 2010
Introduction to Abstract Algebra

Professor: Eugene Lerman

Office: 336 Illini Hall

Phone: (217) 2449510

email: lerman at math dot uiuc dot edu
(the best way to contact Eugene Lerman)

Home page: https://math.uiuc.edu/~lerman

Course page:
https://math.uiuc.edu/~lerman/417/f10.html
( homework assignments are posted at
https://math.uiuc.edu/~lerman/417/f10/f10hw.html )

Office Hours: see my calender and/or
by appointment

Class meets:

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.
Texts:W. Keith Nicholson, Introduction to Abstract
Algebra, 3rd edition
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 noncombined 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
as follows:

final exam = 35 %

2 midterms at 20 % each = 40%

homework, quizzes = 25%
There will be NO CURVE
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