MATH 3140-001 (Abstract Algebra 1)
- MATH 3140-001, Spring 2018
- Instructor: Dr Green
- Venue: MWF 9, MUEN E417
- Office: MATH 313
- Email: rmg [AT] euclid.colorado.edu
- Office Hours: T 10, W 3, F 11
- 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 Wednesday, February 14
and Wednesday, March 21, 2018.
- The final examination is on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from
4.30pm to 7pm in the usual classroom.
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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.
You should assume that late work will not be graded.
- Students With Disabilities
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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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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 immediately.
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 immediately.
- 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. If you are
having a problem with some aspect of the course, you should discuss it with
me in a civil manner. Outbursts directed at the
instructor or grader for this course will not be tolerated.
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- Assignment 1 (assigned Wed 17 Jan, due Wed 24 Jan)
- Section 1: 25, 26, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37
- Section 2: 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 24
- Assignment 2 (assigned Wed 24 Jan, due Wed 31 Jan)
- Section 3: 2, 3, 11, 12
- Section 4: 1, 2, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 25
- Assignment 3 (assigned Mon 29 Jan, due Mon 5 Feb)
- 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 5 Feb, due Mon 12 Feb)
- Section 7: 1, 2, 7, 8, 10
- Section 8: 1, 2, 6, 9, 20, 32, 33, 34
- Assignment 5 (assigned Mon 12 Feb, due Mon 19 Feb)
- Section 9: 1, 2, 7, 8, 10, 11, 23, 24
- Assignment 6 (assigned Mon 19 Feb, due Wed 28 Feb)
- Section 10: 1, 2, 6, 7, 12, 15, 19
- Section 11: 1, 2, 14, 20, 23, 24, 46
- Assignment 7 (assigned Mon 26 Feb, due Mon 5 Mar)
- Section 13: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 25, 26, 32