Math 307-02: Abstract Algebra, Spring 2017


Instructor: Chi-Kwong Li


Course description: The goal of the course is to introduce the basic concepts of (abstract) algebraic structure and techniques.
The course will cover Chapters 1 - 17 and selected material from later chapters such as finite fields, and Cayley graphs, of the following required textbook.

Homework will be assigned every week and due the following Friday (noon).
Homework sessions will be conducted on Thursday, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Jones 113 or Jones 131. Of coruse, help will also be available at the office hours.
You have to use LaTex to typset mathematical document, an excellent skill to acquire. You may get the programs for free.

Challenging problems will be assigned from time to time;
extra-credits will be given to successful (or partially successful) attempts.


Assessment
            
     Quizzes (20 min. each) on Feb 2, 16, March 23, April 6, 20.
    
     Exams:  Mid-term   March 2    1:20 hrs  (2:00-3:30 p.m.)
             Final      May   8    3    hrs  (2:00-5:00 p.m.)
    
     Grades (for homework, quizzes, exams, final grade, etc.):

     %: 0 - 60 - 65 - 70 - 75 - 80 - 83 - 87 - 90 - 93 - 100
          F    D    C-   C    C+   B-   B    B+   A-    A
     
     Assessment: Homework  Quizzes   Mid-term    Final  
    
                   20%       20%       25%       35%
   
               (Extra credit problems may add another 5%)

Homework list

Class notes (To be updated)

Scans of hand written notes in classes

Additional material