## Math 511A - Algebra

Fall 2015 - Section 1

Schedule: MWFr 11.00 am - 12 pm , MTL 124.
**Instructor:** K. Lux

- Office: Room S335 ENR2
- Office Hours: Tuesdays at 1 pm, Thursdays at 11:30 am, Fridays at 3 pm, or by appointment in
S335 in ENR2

** Graduate TA:** Dan Rossi, Office: MATH 513. Review session: Thursdays, 1-2 p.m. in Math 102.

**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 Wednesday, October 28
and
the University has scheduled the final exam for
**Wednesday, December 16, from 10:30 am - 12:30 am, MTL 124. **

**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

1. Homework: Exercise 1 and 2 on page 41 in Grove's book. Due date: Monday 31st of August in class.

2. Homework: Was handed out in class. Due date: Wednesday 9th of September in class.

3. Homework: Was handed out in class.

4. Homework: Was handed out in class.

K. Lux / Department
of Mathematics /
University of Arizona / last revised 24th of Spetember 2015.