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Contemporary Abstract Algebra by Joseph Gallian (6th ed.)
Houghton Mifflin (Required).
Description. Math 111B is the second quarter of the year-long
abstract algebra sequence. It is an introduction to algebraic
structures with an emphasis on rings.
Grading. The plan is to cover (approximately) Chapters 12-18
of Gallian. Extensive homework assignments will be given. Your grade
will be determined by homework scores (including class participation
and possibly some quizzes), one exam and a final exam. The exam will
test the material covered during the first five weeks of the course;
the final will test the second five weeks. The weights (and
approximate dates) of each of these are as follows.
Homework/Etc. Midterm Final Participation
(Feb 13) (Mar 21)
30% 30% 30% 10%
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.