427, Section D, Fall 2019
Honors Abstract Algebra
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 course materials are posted at
Office Hours: see my calender and/or
MWF 11 am, 243 Altgeld Hall
Prerequisites: Officially either honors section of math 416 or
MATH 415 together with an honors section of MATH 347. In practice,
ability to read and write proofs. In any case consent of
the department is required.
I will be following W. Keith Nicholson
Introduction to Abstract algebra. Fourth edition,
You may also want to look at Matej Bresar,
We will study properties of integers, group theory and ring theory. So roughly the first 5 chapters of Nicholson.
Homework: Homework problems are to be assigned
once a week. They are due the following week in class not by
email. No late homework will be accepted.
Attendance: of lectures/discussions is expected.
Exams: There will be two midterms and a
final. All exams will be closed book.
The midterms will take place on
October 11 and November 20 (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 19
Requests for a make-up exam require a serious documentation and are
almost never granted.
Grade: The formula for the course grade is roughly
final exam = 35 %
2 midterms at 20 % each = 40%
homework = 25%
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