Fall 2016 - Section 1

MWF 11:00-11:50 am, Biol. Sci West 210 .

**Instructor:** K. Lux

- Office: S335 ENR2. phone number: 621 6856. email: klux@math.arizona.edu
- Office Hours:
- Mo 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. S335 ENR2 , We 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. S335 ENR2, Fr noon - 1 p.m. in Math 220.

**
Graduate TA:** Angela Kraft.

- Office: Math 610. phone number: 626 1990. email: akraft@math.arizona.edu
- Office hours:
- Mo 9 a.m - 10 a.m. MATH 610, We 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. MATH 610.

** Text: **
Contemporary Abtract Algebra by Joseph A. Gallian, 8th edition

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

The first midterm will be Friday, October 14th, the second midterm will
be Friday, December 2nd, and
the University has scheduled the final exam for
**Wednesday, December 14th, from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Biol. Sci. West Room 210. **

**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. Some homework problems
will require the computer algebra system GAP, which can be downloaded for free
from the GAP web site .

** Additional requirement for MATH 515A:** Together with the instructor graduate students taking 515A are required to choose a topic from the book
not covered in class and present an oral summary to the instructor at the end of the
semester. The topic should be chosen no later than October 30th and a total of up to 100 points will be assigned.

**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 for 415A:**
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

400 points (80%) for A

350 points (70%) for B

300 points (60%) for C

250 points (50%) for D

**Grades for 515A:**
The total number of points available on
exams, homework, and the topic presented, is 600.

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

480 points (80%) for A

420 points (70%) for B

360 points (60%) for C

300 points (50%) for D

For the following please also have a look at the registrar's web site :

An undergraduate student may withdraw from the course MATH 415A with a deletion from your enrollment record through September 4th using UAccess. A graduate student taking MATH 515A may withdraw from the course with a deletion from your enrollment record through September 22nd. A student may withdraw with a grade of W through October 30th using UAccess. The University allows withdraws after October 30th, but only via petition. Late withdrawal requests are dealt with on a case by case basis.

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 August, 2016