Math 100A

Abstract Algebra

Fall 2017

Final Exam: The final exam will be held on Thursday, December 14th: 11:30am-2:30pm.
Final Exam Study Guide
Midterm Study Guide
McKernan's Final
Finals week office hours: Mon 12-2, Weds 12-2

Schedule: MWF 12:00-12:50pm
Location: Peterson Hall Room 104
Instructor: David Stapleton
Office Hours: Weds: 1:30-3:30pm
Office: AP&M 5880D

TA: Jonathan Conder
Office Hours: Tues & Thurs: 11:00am-1:00pm
Office: AP&M 6422

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Homework Assignments:
HW1 | HW1 solutions: due October 4th. §1.1 - 1.7.
HW2 | HW2 solutions: due October 13th. §2.1 - 2.3.
HW3 | HW3 solutions: due October 20th. §2.4.
HW4 | HW4 solutions: due October 27th. §2.5.
HW5 | HW5 solutions: due November 13th. §2.6, §3.1-3.3.
HW6 | HW6 solutions: due November 17th. §2.7.
HW7 | HW7 solutions: due November 27th. §2.11.
HW8 | HW8 solutions: due December 1st.
HW9 | HW9 solutions: due December 8th. LAST ASSIGNMENT!

Exams: There will be two exams in this course. A midterm and a final.

Midterm: The midterm will be held on November 1st in class.
Midterm Study Guide | Midterm.

Final Exam: The final exam will be held on Thursday, December 14th: 11:30am-2:30pm.
Final Exam Study Guide

Course Description: This is a first course in a rigorous three-quarter introduction to the methods and basic structures of higher algebra. Topics include: groups, subgroups and factor groups, homomorphisms, rings, fields.

Prerequisites: Math 31CH or Math 109 or consent of instructor.

Homework: There will be one assignment due each week. To receive credit the homework should be handed in by 1:30pm in the dropbox in the basement of APM. Homework assignments will be posted here. Late homework assignments will not be accepted.

Textbook: Abstract Algebra, I.N. Herstein, 3rd edition.

Grading: Your final grade will be computed as follows: 30% Homework, 30% Midterm, and 40% Final.

Homework Policy: Late homework will not be accepted. However, the lowest homework grade will be dropped. At the top of each assignment should appear:

(1) Your name,
(2) Your discussion section time,
(3) Either a list of sources consulted (other than the textbook, lectures, and things posted on this site), or the sentence "Sources consulted: none."

You are not expected to solve every single problem on your own, and you are encouraged to work in groups. However, your homework write-ups should be done independently. Office hours are a great time to ask questions about the homework assignments.

Course Policies:

No make up exams will be given. A missed midterm will be scored a 0.

Accomodations for students with disabilities must be requested in accordance with the Mathematical Departmental Policies. In particular, any such request must be made sufficiently in advance.

Violations of UCSD's academic integrity policies will be addressed using internal measures (e.g., asking students to defend their work orally, zeroing out affected homework or exam scores) and/or UCSD administrative measures at the professor's discretion. If you suspect a violation of academic integrity, please bring it to the attention of the professor and/or TA immediately.