Math
100C (Abstract
Algebra) - Spring 2014
Professor: CRISTIAN
D.
POPESCU
- Lectures: TTh 11-12:20, in AP&M 5829.
Office Hours: T 12:30-1:30, Th 10-11,
in AP&M 6256.
Office: AP&M
6256;
Phone: 858-534-6297; E-mail: cpopescu@math.ucsd.edu
Teaching Assistant: RYAN COOPER -
Discussion
Sections:W 4-4:50,
in AP&M B402A.
Office Hours: W5-6, F4-5, in AP&M 5412.
E-mail: rfcooper@math.ucsd.edu
COURSE DESCRIPTION
WHAT IS MATH 100C?
This is the third
undergraduate course in abstract algebra. In this course we will cover:
the structure of groups (Chapter 7 in the textbook); Galois theory
(Chapter 8 in the textbook); time permitting, arithmetic properties of rings (Chapter
9 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 1 - Tuesday, April 29, 11-12:20,
in AP&M 5829.
Topics: 7.3, 7.4, 7.5.
- Exam 2 - Tuesday, May 27, 11-12:20, in AP&M 5829. Topics: 7.6, 7.7, 8.1, 8.2.
- Final Exam
- Tuesday, June 10, 11:30 - 2:30,
in AP&M 5829. Topics: 7.3-7.7, 8.1-8.4 (comprehensive.)
- 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: 20% each;
Homework: 20%; Final: 40%. 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.