Math 415B - Introduction to Abstract Algebra

Spring 2014 - Section 1
MWF 11:00-11:50 am, PSYCH 207 .

Instructor: K. Lux

Undergraduate TA: Austin Antoniou. Office hours:

Graduate TA: George Todd. Office hours:

Homework Assignments


Text: John B. Fraleigh, A First Course In Abstract Algebra, 7th 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, March 7th, the second midterm will be Friday, May 2nd, and the University has scheduled the final exam for Friday, May 9th, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Psych 207

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.

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. Students are expected to behave in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and the Code of Academic Integrity. The guiding principle of academic integrity is that a student's submitted work must be the student's own. University Policies can be found at and .

Students with Disabilities:
If you anticipate barriers related to the format or requirements of this course, please meet with me so that we can discuss ways to ensure your full participation in the course. If you determine that disability-related accommodations are necessary, please register with Disability Resources (621-3268; and notify me of your eligibility for reasonable accommodations. We can then plan how best to coordinate your accommodations.

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

400 points (80%) for A

350 points (70%) for B

300 points (60%) for C

250 points (50%) for D

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 1st of January, 2014