427, Section G, Fall 2015
Honors Abstract Algebra
Text book: David S. Dummit and Richard M. Foote
Abstract algebra. (Second or third editions are fine)
A copy of the 3d edition is on reserve at the math library.
Professor: Eugene Lerman
Office: 336 Illini Hall
Phone: (217) 244-9510
email: lerman( at )math. uiuc. edu
(the best way to contact Eugene Lerman)
Home page: https://math.uiuc.edu/~lerman
homework assignments are posted at
I may also occasionally scan my lecture notes and post them on the
Office Hours: see my calender and/or
MWF 11 am, 241 Altgeld Hall
Prerequisites: Officially either honors section of math 416 or
r MATH 415 together with an honors section of MATH 347. In practice,
ability to understand and write proofs. In any case consent of
the department is required.
We will study properties of integers, group theory and ring theory.
Homework: Homework problems are to be assigned
once a week. They are due the following week in class. No
late homework will be accepted.
Attendance: of lectures/discussions is expected.
Exams: There will be quizzes, two midterms and a
final. All exams will be closed book.
The midterms will take place on
October 7 and November 18 (the dates are
not likely to change).
The final, according to the non-combined final
examination schedule is to take place on
1:30:00– 4:30 PM, Thursday, December 17
Requests for a make-up exam require a serious documentation and are
almost never granted.
Grade: The formula for the course grade is roughly
There is no plan for a curve.
However, if you do significantly better on the final than your course
average grade, I will take that into account.
final exam = 35 %
2 midterms at 20 % each = 40%
homework, quizzes = 25%
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