Up: Math 103: Introduction to group theory

Syllabus for Math 103

Instructor. Jon McCammond
Office hours. MWF 1:00-1:50 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/spring03/103/

Syllabus. A pdf version is available here

Textbook. Contemporary Abstract Algebra, 5th ed., by J. Gallian (Houghton Mifflin)

Description. (4 units) Intended primarily for prospective teachers. Introduction to group theory. Permutation groups, cyclic groups, theory of finite groups, group homomorphisms, and abelian groups. Applications to number theory and geometry.

Prerequisite. Transition to higher mathematics (Math 8)

Grading. Your grade will be determined by homework scores (including some quizzes, possibly, and participation in class), two exams, and a comprehensive final exam. The final is Monday June 9th from 4-7pm. The other exam dates are tentative. The weights of each of these are as follows.

  Homework/Etc.  Exam I     Exam II    Final 
                (April 25) (May 23)   (June 9)
    30%           20%        20%        30% 

Make-ups. Make-ups for exams and quizzes 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 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.

Last Modified on 21/May/03 by jon.mccammond@math.ucsb.edu.