MATH3140-001 (Abstract Algebra 1)
- MATH3140, Fall 2015
- Instructor: Dr Green
- Venue: MWF 9, ECCR 135
- Office: MATH 313
- Email: rmg [AT] euclid.colorado.edu
- Office Hours: M 2, W 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:
- Homework: 15% of final grade;
- Two Midterms: 25% of final grade each;
- Final Exam: 30% of final grade;
- Class conduct: 5% of final grade.
- Students will obtain the full 5% for class conduct by default. Points
may be deducted for repeatedly being late, repeatedly leaving early,
sleeping or excessive yawning in class, very poor class attendance, or
- When determining your letter grade, I will take into account (a)
your attendance in class (b) the number of homework assignments you
completed and (c) improvement during the course.
- The two midterms will be held during class on Wednesday,
September 23 and Wednesday, October 28, 2015.
- The final examination is on Monday, December 14, 2015 from
4.30pm to 7pm
in the usual classroom.
(Check that this agrees with your other sources of information!)
Bring your CU student ID to all of your tests.
- The first midterm may be something like this.
- 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 e-mail at dsinfo [AT] colorado.edu.
- If you have a temporary
medical condition or injury, see Temporary Medical Conditions: Injuries,
Surgeries, and Illnesses guidelines under Quick Links at Disability Services
website and discuss your needs with your professor.
- 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 professor of
any conflict at least two weeks in advance.
See campus policy regarding religious observances
for full details.
- Student Classroom and Course-Related Behavior
- Students and faculty each have responsibility for maintaining an
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
race, color, culture, religion, creed, politics, veteran's status, sexual
orientation, gender, gender identity and gender expression, age, disability,
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!
For more information, see the policies on
classroom behavior and
the student code.
- Honor Code
All students of the University of Colorado at Boulder are responsible for
knowing and adhering to
the academic integrity policy
of this institution.
Violations of this policy may include: cheating, plagiarism, aid of academic
dishonesty, fabrication, lying, bribery, and threatening behavior. All
incidents of academic misconduct shall be reported to the Honor Code Council
(honor [AT] colorado.edu; 303-735-2273). Students who are found to be
of the academic integrity policy will be subject to both academic sanctions
from the faculty member and non-academic sanctions (including but not limited
to university probation, suspension, or expulsion).
Additional information regarding the
Honor Code policy can be found online and at the
Honor Code Office.
- Statement on Discrimination and Harassment
- The University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder) is committed to maintaining
a positive learning, working, and living environment. CU-Boulder will not
tolerate acts of discrimination or harassment based upon Protected Classes
or related retaliation against or by any employee or student. For purposes
of this CU-Boulder policy, "Protected Classes" refers to race, color,
national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual
orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political
affiliation or political philosophy. Individuals who believe they have been
discriminated against should contact the
Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC) at 303-492-2127 or the
Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSC) at 303-492-5550.
Information about the OIEC, the above referenced policies, and the campus resources available to assist individuals regarding discrimination or harassment
can be found at the
The full policy on discrimination and harassment
contains additional information.
- Assignment 1 (assigned Mon 24 Aug, due Mon 31 Aug)
- Section 1: 25, 26, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37
- Section 2: 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 24
- Assignment 2 (assigned Mon 31 Aug, due Wed 9 Sep)
- Section 3: 2, 3, 11, 12
- Section 4: 1, 2, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 25
- Assignment 3 (assigned Wed 9 Sep, due Wed 16 Sep)
- Section 5: 9, 10, 11, 12, 22, 23, 39, 44
- Section 6: 5, 6, 9, 10, 17, 18, 20, 21, 32
- Assignment 4 (assigned Mon 14 Sep, due Mon 21 Sep)
- Section 7: 1, 2, 7, 8, 10
- Section 8: 1, 2, 6, 9, 20, 32, 33, 34
- Assignment 5 (assigned Mon 21 Sep, due Mon 28 Sep)
- Section 9: 1, 2, 7, 8, 10, 11, 23, 24
- Assignment 6 (assigned Mon 28 Sep, due Wed 7 Oct)
- Section 10: 1, 2, 6, 7, 12, 15, 19
- Section 11: 1, 2, 14, 20, 23, 24, 46
- Assignment 7 (assigned Mon 5 Oct, due Mon 12 Oct)
- Section 13: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 25, 26, 32