Math 511B - Algebra

Spring 2019 - Section 1
Schedule: TTh 12.30 pm - 13.45 pm , ENR2 S395. Instructor: K. Lux

Graduate TA: Antony Kling , Office: ENR2 S390CC . 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.

The second semester of this one year long course will cover the rest of Chapter 2 and Chapters 3, 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 21st of March, and the University has scheduled the final exam for Wednesday, May 8, from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, ENR2 S395.

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

K. Lux / Department of Mathematics / University of Arizona / last revised 2nd of January 2019.