|Lectures:||MWF 10:00-10:50am, 230 Wellman (Anne Schilling)||Discussion Sessions:||MAT 150A-A01, CRN 69513, R 6:10-7:00 PM in PHYSIC 130 (Nathan Hannon)
MAT 150A-A02, CRN 69514, R 7:10-8:00 PM in PHYSIC 130 (Mark Junod)
|Instructor:||Anne Schilling, MSB 3222, phone: 554-2326,
Office hours: Mondays 11am-12pm, Wednesdays 9-10am
Friday Dec 2 11am-12pm
|T.A.:||Nathan Hannon, MSB 2131
Office hours: Mondays 12-1pm and Fridays 2-3pm
Mark Junod, MSB 2145 email@example.com
Office hours: Wednesdays 4-5pm, Thursdays 3-4pm
|Text:||I will mostly follow Michael Artin, Algebra, published by Prentice Hall, 1991, ISBN 0-13-004763-5.
Another good reference is Dummit and Foote, Abstract Algebra, ISBN 0-471-36857-1.
|Problem Sets:||There will be weekly homework assignments due on Fridays at the beginning of class.
You are encouraged to discuss the homework problems with other students. However, the homeworks that you hand in should reflect your own understanding of the material. You are NOT allowed to copy solutions from other students or other sources. If you need help with the problems, come to the discussion session and office hours! The best way to learn mathematics is by working with it yourself. No late homeworks will be accepted. A random selection of homework problems will be graded.
|Computing:||During class, I will illustrate some results using the open source computer algebra system Sage. When you follow the link, you can try it out yourself using Sage Online Notebook. Or you can sign up for a Class Account with the math department. Log into fuzzy.math.ucdavis.edu and type the command `sage` to launch a Sage session in the terminal.|
|Exams:||There will be one Midterm on October 28 in class and one Take-home Midterm in the week of November 14.
The Final exam will be Monday, December 5, from 10:30am-12:30pm.
There will be no make-up exams!
|Grading:||The final grade will be based on:
Problem sets 20%, Midterms 20% each, Final 40%.
Grades will be recorded on SmartSite.
|Bed Time Reading:||If you would like some bedtime reading related to math, I can recommend two really good books by Simon Singh: "Fermat's Last Theorem" and "The Code Book".|