Math 307-01. Abstract Algebra Fall 2019


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.

Textbook: Joseph Gallian, Contemporary Abstract Algebra, 9th edition (or older editions) ISBN-13: 9781305657960

Homework

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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 Sept. 12, 26.  Oct. 31. Nov. 14. Dec. 5. 
    
     Exams:  Mid-term   Oct. 10     1:20 hrs  (11:00-12:20)
             Final      Dec. 10     3    hrs  (14:00-17:00)
    
     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 up to  another 5%)

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