Math 415A - Introduction to Abstract Algebra

Fall 2005 - Section 2
MWF 11:00-11:50 am, PAS 304 .

Instructor: K. Lux

Homework Assignments


Text: Contemporary Abtract Algebra by Joseph A. Gallian, 6th edition

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

The midterm will be Friday, October 21, and the University has scheduled the final exam for Wednesday, December 14, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, PAS 304.

Homework: Homework will be assigned regularly. Selected homework will be graded and a final score equivalent to one test, 100 points, will be assigned. Homework is an essential component of the course.

Projects: Each student will complete a required project, which will consist of writing an expository paper about an issue of group theoretic interest and presenting it in class at the end of the semester. The paper will be due approximately in the end of November. More details will be provided later. The project will be worth 100 points.

Attendance: Students are expected to attend every scheduled class, and to be familiar with the University Class Attendance policy as it appears in the General Catalog. It is the student's responsibility to keep informed of any announcements, syllabus adjustments or policy changes made during scheduled classes

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

Students withdrawing from the course before October 14 will receive the grade W if they are passing at the time. Students will be considered to be passing at the time of withdraw if they have scored at least 50% on the work completed at that time. The University allows withdraws after October 14, but only with the Dean's signature. Late withdraws will be dealt with on a case by case basis, and requests for late withdraw with a W without a valid reason may or may not be honored.

The grade of I will be awarded if all the following conditions are met:

1. The student has completed all but a small portion of the required work.

2. The student has scored at least 50% on the work completed.

3. The student has a valid reason for not completing the course on time.

4. The student agrees to make up the material in a short period of time.

5. The student asks for the incomplete before grades are due, 48 hours after the final exam.

K. Lux / Department of Mathematics / University of Arizona / last revised 18th of Aufgust, 2005