Up: Math 111A: Abstract Algebra

Syllabus for Math 111A

PDF Version: A PDF version of this syllabus is available here

Instructor. Jon McCammond
Office hours. MW 10:00-11:30 and by appointment in South Hall 6711
Phone number. 893-2060 (no answering machine)
E-mail. jon.mccammond@math.ucsb.edu
My Home Page. http://www.math.ucsb.edu/~jon.mccammond/
Course Home Page. http://www.math.ucsb.edu/~jon.mccammond/courses/fall06/111A/

Contemporary Abstract Algebra by Joseph Gallian (6th ed.) Houghton Mifflin (Required).

Description. Math 111A is the first quarter of the year-long abstract algebra sequence. It is an introduction to algebraic structures with an emphasis on groups.

Grading. The plan is to cover (approximately) the first ten chapters of Gallian. Extensive homework assignments will be given. Your grade will be determined by homework scores (including class participation and possibly some quizzes), two exams, and a final exam. The first exam will test the material covered during the first four weeks of the course; the second will test the second four weeks; the final exam will be take home and comprehensive. The weights of each of these are as follows.

  Homework/Etc.  Exam I     Exam II    Final 
                (Oct 26)   (Nov 30)   
    30%           20%        20%        30% 

Make-ups: Make-ups for exams will only be given with documented University-approved excuses (see University Regulations).

ADA. Students with disabilities can get assistance from the Disabled Students Program Office (893-2668). I'm happy to work with them and with you.

Copyright Information. Please note that all written and web materials for this course have an implied copyright. In particular, you can xerox (or download) for your own use, but you may not reproduce them for others.

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