Office: Lippitt Hall 202G
Textbook: Contemporary Abstract Algebra 9th. edition
Joseph A. Gallian
Brooks/Cole;, Cengage Learning ISBN-13: 978-1305657960 ISBN: 1305657969
The author has a webpage dedicated to the book, you can find it by following this link. The second, third and fourth items are particularly enlightening and well worth reading.
About the course: This is an introductory course mostly in Groups and
Ring theory. There will be an emphasis on proofs in this course, so some
mathematical maturity is expected.
The rapid pace of the class requires that you spend time every day doing homework, reviewing notes, reading the textbook, and working out extra problems, all in addition to the time spent in class.
This is a challenging course. Success requires that you keep pace with the work, understand course concepts, and study effectively.
Syllabus for the course: The syllabus for the class can be found
Prerequisites: MTH 215, MTH 307 or equivalent.
Your grade will be determined by your scores on
Weekly or biweekly Quiz: 15% Exam I: 25% Thursday March 1st. Exam II: 25% Thursday April 12th. Final: :   35% (cumulative) Thursday May 3rd. 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.
Accommodations: Any student with a documented disability is welcome to contact me as early in the semester as possible so that we may arrange reasonable accommodations. As part of this process, please be in touch with Disability Services for Students Office at 330 Memorial Union, 401-874-2098 (http://www.uri.edu/disability/dss/).
Academic Honesty: All submitted work must be your own. If you consult other sources (class readings, articles or books from the library, articles available through internet databases, or websites) these MUST be properly documented, or you will be charged with plagiarism and will receive an F for the paper. In some cases, this may result in a failure of the course as well. In addition, the charge of academic dishonesty will go on your record in the Office of Student Life. If you have any doubt about what constitutes plagiarism, visit the following websites: the URI Student Handbook, and Sections 8.27.10 -- 8.27.21 of the University Manual.
Electronic Devices: Cell phones, laptos, ipads, ipods, etc. should be turned off during class. Excepted from this are electronic pads used for notetaking. ``texting'' is not allowed.