Math
100C (Abstract
Algebra) - Spring 2010
Professor: CRISTIAN
D.
POPESCU
- Lectures: MWF 10:00-10:50am, in WLH 2114.
Office Hours: MW 12-1,
in AP&M 6256.
Office: AP&M
6256;
Phone: 858-534-6297; E-mail: cpopescu@math.ucsd.edu
Teaching Assistant: AMY IRWIN STOUT -
Discussion
Sections: T 2-2:50pm,
in AP&M B412.
Office Hours: T 1-2pm, Th 4:30-5:30pm, in AP&M 6331.
E-mail: airwin@math.ucsd.edu
COURSE DESCRIPTION
WHAT IS MATH 100C? This is the third
undergraduate course in abstract algebra. In this course, we explore
fields, field extensions and Galois theory. In the process, we will
briefly revisit some topics in group theory.
TEXT Beachy, J. A. and
Blair, W. D. Abstract Algebra,
Third Edition
(Waveland Press Inc., 2006). You
are expected to read the text BEFORE each lecture.
EXAMS
- Midterm I - Wednesday, April 21, 10:00am, in WLH 2114.
Topics: TBA.
- Midterm II - Monday, May 17, 10:00am,
in WLH 2114.
Topics: TBA.
- Final Exam - Monday, June 7,
8:00-11:00am. Location: WLH 2114. Topics:
Chapter 6: 6.1 - 6.5 + Theorem 6.6.1 and Corollary 6.6.2; Chapter
8: 8.1 - 8.3.
- 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
INTEGRITY GUIDELINES.
GRADING POLICY
- 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+.
GETTING HELP
Help with mathematical problems:
- Section: Ask
questions in section --- this is one of the main reasons why sections
exist.
- Office Hours: You
are strongly advised to take full advantage of your professor's and
ta's office
hours.
- Classmates: Sometimes
a classmate can help. Sometimes you can learn by working out problems
together with your classmates.
Help with personal problems which
affect your class work:
- Talk to the professor or, if appropriate, your
college provost.