417, Section D13, Fall 2018
Introduction to Abstract Algebra
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]
Professor: Eugene Lerman
Office: 336 Illini Hall
Phone: (217) 244-9510
email: lerman( at )illinois. edu
(the best way to contact Eugene Lerman)
Home page: https:faculty.math.illinois.edu/~lerman
homework assignments and lecture notes are posted at
Office Hours: see my calender and/or
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.
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 non-combined final examination schedule is to take place on
7--10 pm, Wednesday, Dec 19.
Grade: The formula for the course grade is roughly
There is no plan for a curve
final exam = 35 %
2 midterms at 20 % each = 40%
homework, quizzes = 25%
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