Math
100C (Abstract
Algebra) - Spring 2011
Professor: CRISTIAN
D.
POPESCU
- Lectures: MWF 11:00-11:50am, in WLH 2112.
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: PETER OVERHOLSER -
Discussion
Sections: Th 4-4:50pm,
in SOLIS 111.
Office Hours: Th 2-3, F 12-1, in AP&M 6446.
E-mail: peter.overholser@gmail.com
COURSE DESCRIPTION
WHAT IS MATH 100C? This is the third
undergraduate course in abstract algebra. In this course, we explore
fields and field extensions (Chapter 6 in the textbook) as well as
Galois theory (Chapter 8 in the textbook.) In the process, we will
briefly revisit some topics in group theory (Chapter 7 in the textbook.)
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
- Exam I - Wednesday, April 21, 11:00am, in WLH 2112.
Topics: 6,.1, 6.2; Vector Spaces; 9.1, 9.2.
- Exam II - Wednesday, May 18, 11:00am,
in WLH 2112.
Topics: 6.3, 6.4.
- Final Exam
- Wednesday, June 1, 11:00am,
in WLH 2112. Topics: 6.5.
- 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
- Exams: 25% each;
Homework: 25%. 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.