## Math 511B - Algebra

Spring 2016 - Section 1

Schedule: TTh 12.30 pm - 13.45 pm , MATH 501.
**Instructor:** K. Lux

- Office: Room S335 ENR2
- Office Hours: t.b.a.
S335 in ENR2

** Graduate TA:** Dan Rossi, 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.
This semester of this one year long course we will cover the rest of Chapter 3 and Chapters 4, 5.

** Exams and Presentations**:
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.
There also will be 25 minute student presentations at the end
of the semester worth 100 points. The topics of these presentations will be
chosen at the beginning of the semester
and the presentations should be prepared in pairs.

The midterm will be Thursday, the 24th of March,
and
the University has scheduled the final exam for
**Wednesday, May 11, from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Math 501. **

**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 500.

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

450 points (90%) for
A

400 points (80%) for
B

350 points (70%) for
C

300 points (60%) for
D

1. Homework: Problems 14, 19,21 , 22, page 120, in Grove's book.
Also complete the proof c implies a in Theorem 3.4. Due date: Tuesday, the 9th of February, in class.

K. Lux / Department
of Mathematics /
University of Arizona / last revised 10th of January 2016.