Syllabus for
Math
417, Section D13, Fall 2018
Introduction to Abstract Algebra

Professor: Eugene Lerman

Office: 336 Illini Hall

Phone: (217) 2449510

email: lerman( at )illinois. edu
(the best way to contact Eugene Lerman)

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

Course page:
https:faculty.math.illinois.edu/~lerman/417/f18/417f18.html
homework assignments and lecture notes are posted at
https:faculty.math.illinois.edu/~lerman/417/f18/417f18hw.html

Office Hours: see my calender and/or
by appointment

Class meets:

D13 MWF 11 am, 347 Altgeld

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.
Some familiarity with matrices is useful.
Text book: Frederick M. Goodman,
Algebra: Abstract and Concrete (Edition 2.6), SemiSimple
Press Iowa City, IA. [PDF
file available for download free of charge]
We will study material from Chapters 1  7.

Homework: Homework problems are to be assigned
once a week. They are due the following week at the beginning of
class. As a rule no late homework will be accepted. In
each assignment about 4 problems will be graded. The lowest score
will be dropped.

Attendance: of lectures/discussions is expected.

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
September 26 and November 7. The final, according to
the noncombined final examination schedule is to take place on
710 pm, Wednesday, Dec 19.

Grade: The formula for the course grade is roughly
as follows:

final exam = 35 %

2 midterms at 20 % each = 40%

homework, quizzes = 25%
There is no plan for a curve
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