Algebra I) - Fall 2018
- Lectures: TTh 9:30pm-10:50am, in CSB002
Office Hours: TTh 11:00-12:00,
in AP&M 6218.
Phone: 858-534-6297; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching Assistants: WEI YIN and BAIMING QIAO -
Sections: W 5-5:50, W 6-6:50, W 7-7:50 in AP&M B412
Office Hours: Wei 2-3pm MF, 1-3pm W in AP&M AP&M 6436; Qiao 3-4pm MW in AP&M 6446.
E-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT IS MATH 100A?
This is the first in a series of three courses in abstract algebra for
students majoring in mathematics at UCSD. In this course we
will examine several topics in group theory. We will
cover most material in Chapters 1, 2, 8 in the textbook. Math 109
(mathematical reasoning) is a strongly enforced background requirement
for this course.
TEXT W. Keith Nicholson Introduction to Abstract Algebra, Fourth Edition.
(Wiley 2012). You
are expected to read the text BEFORE each lecture. The students
enrolled in this class are expected to be familiar with the material
taught in Math 109 (Mathematical Reasoning), which is a strongly
requirement for Math 100A. If you need a review in Math 109, you are
strongly encouraged to read on your own Chapter 0 and Section 1.1 in
your textbook and solve some of the exercises within.
- Midterm I - Tuesday, Oct 23, 9:30am, in CSB002.
Topics: 0.4 + Chapter 1.
- Midterm II - Tuesday, November 20, 9:30am,
Topics: 2.1-2.5 (inclusive).
- Final Exam - Thursday, December 13, 8am-11am.
Location: CSB002. Topics: TBA
No notes, textbooks, calculators
are allowed during exams. No make-up exams will be given and no late
homework will be accepted. Cheating on an exam results in 0 points for
that exam, as well as
further disciplinary action. Please
read very carefully the following ACADEMIC
CLASSROOM CONDUCT EXPECTATIONS
- Midterms 1+2: 20% each; Final Exam: 40%;
Homework: 20%. The grading will be done on a curve, the median
corresponding to a B-/C+.
devices: Please do not use devices (such as cell phones, laptops,
tablets, iPods) for non-class-related matters while in class/section.
No visual or audio recording is allowed in class/section without prior
permission of the instructor (whether by camera, cell phone, or other
- Conversations: Please avoid having private conversations with your classmates during lecture and office hours.
etiquette: I will not discuss mathematics (e.g. solutions or hints of
solutions to HW problems) via email. Office hours and lectures are the
best venue for that purpose. However, if you have any type of
administrative questions regarding this class, please do not hesitate
to send me short and to the point email messages.
Help with mathematical problems:
Help with personal problems which
affect your class work:
- Section: Ask
questions in section --- this is one of the main reasons why sections
- Office Hours: You
are strongly advised to take full advantage of your professor's and
- Classmates: Sometimes
a classmate can help. Sometimes you can learn by working out problems
together with your classmates.
- Talk to the professor or, if appropriate, your