## Math 511A - Algebra

Fall 2009 - Section 1

Schedule: MWF 1 pm - 1.50 pm , MATH 501.
**Instructor:** K. Lux

- Office: room 507 Mathematics
- Office Hours: by appointment.

** Graduate TA:** Jordan Schettler, Office: MATH 702. Review session: t.b.a.

**Text:**
We will use the paperback edition of Larry C. Grove's book "Algebra" published by Dover.
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 point and the final exam will be worth
200 points.

The midterm will be Friday, October 30
and
the University has scheduled the final exam for
**Monday, December 14, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, MATH 501. **

**Homework:**
Homework will be assigned
regularly. Selected homework 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

K. Lux / Department
of Mathematics /
University of Arizona / last revised 19th of January2009