Math 307-01. Abstract Algebra
Instructor: Chi-Kwong Li
Meeting time and place: TT 11:00 - 12:20. Morton 40
Office: Jones 128, Tel: 221-2042
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://cklixx.people.wm.edu
Office hours: TWR 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. or by appointments.
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.
Contemporary Abstract Algebra, 9th edition (or older editions)
There will be a weekly homework set due on every Friday noon starting Sept. 25, 2019.
Homework help sessions will be conducted. (Wednesday 2:00-3:00 Jones 131.)
Of course, help is also available at office hours.
You have to use LaTex to typset mathematical document,
an excellent skill to acquire.
- For window users,
(a) download the MikTex program from http://miktex.org/download;
(b) then download the Texmaker program from http://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/download.html;
(c) then open the program "texmaker";
(d) copy (or download and then open) the "homework01.tex" file to the texmaker window;
(e) select "LaTex" from the "Quick Build" menu;
(f) click the "=>" arrow on the left of "Quick Buil" to get the pdf output.
For Mac users,
(a) download MacTex from http://tug.org/mactex/;
(b) open the "texshop" program,
(c) copy (or download and then open) the "homework01.tex" file to the texshop window;
(d) change "PlainTex" to "LaTex" at "Typeset" menu;
(e) click "Typeset" icon to get the pdf output.
- You may also use the online editor
Write LaTeX .
- Here is
a list of TeX commands for mathematics symbols.
Challenging problems will be assigned from time to time;
extra-credits will be given to successful (or partially successful)
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%)