MATH3140-001 (Abstract Algebra 1)
- MATH3140, Spring 2015
- Instructor: Dr Green
- Grader: Caroline Matson
- Venue: MWF 9, FLMG 156
- Office: MATH 313
- Email: rmg [AT] euclid.colorado.edu
- Office Hours: M 2, T 11, F 10
- A first course in abstract algebra, 7th ed (John B. Fraleigh)
- MATH 2001 and MATH 3130
- Course Contents
- Studies the elementary theory of groups, rings, fields, polynomials,
group and ring homomorphisms, and isomorphisms. We will cover up to Section
27, plus Section 34, with the exception of Sections 12, 16, 17, 24, 25.
- Your grade will be computed from:
The three examination scores may be individually curved to produce an
- Homework: 1/6 of final grade (based on best 10 assignments);
- Two Midterms: 1/4 of final grade each;
- Final Exam: 1/3 of final grade.
- The two midterms will be held during class on Wednesday,
February 11 and Wednesday, March 18, 2015.
- The final examination is on Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 4.30pm
in the usual classroom.
(Check that this agrees with your other sources of information!)
Bring your CU student ID to all of your tests.
- Homework is due at the beginning of class.
Some, but not all of the problems will be graded. Justify all your answers.
Your homework score will be based on the best 10 of 14 assignments. You should
assume that late work will not be graded.
- Students With Disabilities
- If you qualify for accommodations because of a disability,
please submit to your professor
a letter from Disability Services in a timely manner (for
exam accommodations provide your letter at least one week prior to the exam)
so that your needs can be
addressed. Disability Services determines accommodations based on documented
disabilities. Contact Disability Services at 303-492-8671 or by email
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- Missed Exams
- If you know that you are going to miss an exam or cannot take the final
exam at the scheduled time, please notify your instructor at least two weeks
in advance. If you miss a midterm exam for any acceptable reason (e.g.
religious obligation, documented illness), that midterm exam score will be
replaced by your other midterm exam score. If you miss both midterm exams for
acceptable reasons, each midterm score will be replaced by your final
exam score. If you miss the final exam (unless it is for an acceptable
reason), you will score zero on the final and you should expect to fail the
- Religious Obligations
- Campus policy regarding religious observances requires that faculty
effort to deal reasonably and fairly with all students who, because of
religious obligations, have conflicts with scheduled exams, assignments or
required attendance. In this class, you should notify your instructor of
any conflict at least two weeks in advance.
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- Student Classroom and Course-Related Behavior
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learning environment. Those who fail to adhere to such behavioral standards may
be subject to discipline. Professional courtesy and sensitivity are especially
important with respect to individuals and topics dealing with differences of
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and nationalities. Class rosters are provided to the instructor with the
student's legal name. I will gladly honor your request to address you by an
alternate name or gender pronoun. Please advise me of this preference early in
the semester so that I may make appropriate changes to my records.
Please, no open yawning or sleeping in class! See
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- Honor Code
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Violations of this policy may include: cheating, plagiarism, aid of academic
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to university probation, suspension, or expulsion). Other information on the
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- Assignment 1 (assigned Mon 12 Jan, due Wed 21 Jan)
- Section 1: 25, 26, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37
- Section 2: 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 24
- Assignment 2 (assigned Wed 21 Jan, due Wed 28 Jan)
- Section 3: 2, 3, 11, 12
- Section 4: 1, 2, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 25
- Assignment 3 (assigned Wed 28 Jan, due Wed 4 Feb)
- Section 5: 9, 10, 11, 12, 22, 23, 39, 44
- Section 6: 5, 6, 9, 10, 17, 18, 20, 21, 32