Office: Lippitt Hall 202G
Textbook: Contemporary Abstract Algebra 8th. edition
Joseph A. Gallian
Brooks/Cole;, Cengage Learning ISBN-13: 9781133599708 ISBN: 1133599702
About the course: This is an introductory course mostly in Groups and
Ring theory, we will hopefully also cover some topics on Field Theory. Some
mathematical maturity is expected, since the requirements
for this class are Linear Algebra (MTH215) and Introduction to Mathematical
This is a challenging course. Success requires that you keep pace with the work, understand course concepts, and study effectively.
Prerequisites: MTH 215, MTH 307 or equivalent.
Policies: You are expected to abide by the University's civility policy:
Students are expected to be honest in all academic work. A student's name on
any written work, quiz or exam shall be regarded
as assurance that the work is the result of the student's own independent
thought and study. Work should be stated in the
student's own words, properly attributed to its source. Students have an
obligation to know how to quote, paraphrase,
summarize, cite and reference the work of others with integrity. The following
are examples of academic dishonesty.
"The University of Rhode Island is committed to developing and actively protecting a class environment in which respect must be shown to everyone in order to facilitate the expression, testing, understanding, and creation of a variety of ideas and opinions. Rude, sarcastic, obscene or disrespectful speech and disruptive behavior have a negative impact on everyone's learning and are considered unacceptable. The course instructor will have disruptive persons removed from the class."
Cell phones, Iphones, IPods, Laptos, beepers and any electronic device must be turned off in class.
Your grade will be determined by your scores on
Weekly or biweekly Quiz: 20% Exam I: 25% Thursday October 16th. Exam II: 25% Thursday November 20th. Final:   30% (cumulative) Thursday December 11th. 8:00 - 11:00 AM
Homework: Homework will be assigned weekly but not collected or graded. However the weekly quiz may be based on homework assignments.
Quizzes: There will be weekly or biweekly quizzes. The quiz will be given on Thursday unless otherwise specified. I will drop the lowest quiz at the end of the term.
There will be no make up quizzes or exams.