MATH 3140-100 (Abstract Algebra 1)
- MATH 3140-100, Summer 2018 (term A)
- Instructor: Dr Green
- Venue: M-F 9.15-10.50, MUEN E123 (no class on July 4)
- Office: MATH 313
- Email: rmg [AT] euclid.colorado.edu
- Office Hours: M-F 11-12.30
- A first course in abstract algebra, 7th ed (John B. Fraleigh)
- MATH 2001 and MATH 2135 (or 2130, 3130, or 3135)
- 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 (based on the best 10 of 14 assignments);
- 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 Tuesday, June 12
and Thursday, June 21, 2018.
- The final examination will be held during class on
Friday, July 6, 2018.
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- The first midterm may be something like this.
- The second midterm may be something like this.
- The final may be something like (a shorter version of)
- Homework is due at the beginning of class.
Some, but not all of the problems will be graded. Justify all your answers.
You should assume that late work will not be graded.
- Collaborating with other students on the homework assignments
is perfectly acceptable.
However, if you cheat on the homework assignments by copying the answers
from an online source, or if you stop coming to class, it is likely that
you will get an F in this course because you will be unable to pass the exams.
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your professor a letter from Disability Services in a timely manner (for
exam accommodations provide your letter at least two classes prior to the exam)
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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 classes
If you miss a midterm exam for any acceptable reason (e.g.
religious obligation, documented illness), that midterm exam score will be
replaced by an estimated score based on your performance on the other midterm.
If you miss both exams for acceptable reasons, your midterm scores will be
replaced by estimated scores based on your performance on the final.
If you miss the final exam and have not rescheduled it in
advance, you will score zero on the final or receive an incomplete in the
course, depending on the circumstances.
You may not reschedule a final exam after the exam has started.
- In order to be excused from an exam for medical reasons, you must either
produce a note from a doctor, or you must obtain prior permission from the
instructor to miss the exam. Self diagnosis and self medication are not
acceptable for this purpose.
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religious obligations, have conflicts with scheduled exams, assignments or
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of the conflict at least two classes in advance of the exam,
you must provide documentary evidence of the religious obligation.
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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.
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me in a civil manner. Outbursts directed at the
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- Assignment 1 (assigned Mon 4 Jun, due Wed 6 Jun)
- Section 1: 25, 26, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37
- Section 2: 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 24
- Assignment 2 (assigned Tue 5 Jun, due Thu 7 Jun)
- Section 3: 2, 3, 11, 12
- Section 4: 1, 2, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 25
- Assignment 3 (assigned Wed 6 Jun, due Fri 8 Jun)
- Section 5: 9, 10, 11, 12, 22, 23, 39, 44
- Section 6: 5, 6, 9, 10, 17, 18, 20, 21, 32
- Assignment 4 (assigned Thu 7 Jun, due Mon 11 Jun)
- Section 7: 1, 2, 7, 8, 10
- Section 8: 1, 2, 6, 9, 20, 32, 33, 34
- Assignment 5 (assigned Mon 11 Jun, due Wed 13 Jun)
- Section 9: 1, 2, 7, 8, 10, 11, 23, 24
- Assignment 6 (assigned Wed 13 Jun, due Fri 15 Jun)
- Section 10: 1, 2, 6, 7, 12, 15, 19
- Section 11: 1, 2, 14, 20, 23, 24, 46
- Assignment 7 (assigned Thu 14 Jun, due Mon 18 Jun)
- Section 13: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 25, 26, 32
- Assignment 8 (assigned Mon 18 Jun, due Wed 20 Jun)
- Section 14: 5, 6, 11, 12, 23
- Section 15: 1, 2, 3, 6, 13, 19, 22, 23, 30, 31
- Assignment 9 (assigned Wed 20 Jun, due Fri 22 Jun)
- Section 18: 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 18, 23, 33 [give lots of detail for 11 and 12]
- Assignment 10 (assigned Thu 21 Jun, due Mon 25 Jun)
- Section 19: 2, 3, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 23
- Assignment 11 (assigned Mon 25 Jun, due Wed 27 Jun)
- Section 20: 1, 4, 5, 8, 10, 13, 14, 23, 24
- Section 21: 1, 2, 4, 5 [give lots of detail for 1 and 2]
- Assignment 12 (assigned Wed 27 Jun, due Fri 29 Jun)
- Section 22: 3, 4, 8, 9, 12, 13, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23
- Section 23: 1, 2, 6, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 25
- Assignment 13 (assigned Thu 28 Jun, due Mon 2 Jul)
- Section 26: 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17
- Assignment 14 (assigned Fri 29 Jun, due Tue 3 Jul)
- Section 27: 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19
- Section 34: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7