## Math 511A - Algebra

Fall 2011 - Section 1

Schedule: TTh 9.30 am - 10.45 pm , MATH 501.
**Instructor:** K. Lux

- Office: room 507 Mathematics
- Office Hours: Mondays at 12 am, and Thursdays at 10:45 am or by appointment in Math 507.

** Graduate TA:** Amanda Schaeffer Fry, Office: MATH 513. Review session: t.b.a.

**Text:**
We will use the paperback edition of Larry C. Grove's book "Algebra" published by Dover.
You can download an errata list (prepared by Larry Grove).
Moreover, we will also use the computer algebra system GAP and
students are required to download and install a copy of GAP on a computer
of their choosing.
In the first semester of this one year long course will try to cover Chapters 1, 2 (group theory
and ring theory) and parts
of Chapter 3 (field theory).

** Exams**:
There will be one midterm exam and a
final exam.
The midterm exam will be worth 100 points and the final exam will be worth
200 points.

The midterm will be Thursday, October 27
and
the University has scheduled the final exam for
**Thursday, December 15, from 10:30 am - 12:30 am, MATH 402. **

**Homework:**
Homework will be assigned
regularly. Selected homework in Tex-form will be
graded and a final score equivalent to one test, 100 points, will be
assigned.

**Grades:**
The total number of points available on
exams and homework is 400.

The point cutoffs for grades will be no higher than those
set forth in the following table

360 points (90%) for
A

320 points (80%) for
B

280 points (70%) for
C

240 points (60%) for
D

K. Lux / Department
of Mathematics /
University of Arizona / last revised 4th of May 2011.