MAT 150 A, Fall 2018
Instructor: Eugene Gorsky, egorskiy AT math.ucdavis.edu.
Office hours: MWF 3-4pm at Math 2113
If you have a question and cannot come at office hours, write me an email to schedule an appointment.
Teaching Assistant: Wencin Poh, wpoh AT math.ucdavis.edu ,
Office hours: M 2-3, R 1-2 in MSB 3129
General course information
The textbook for the course is "Algebra" by Michael Artin (2nd edition).
The final exam will be on Friday, December 14, 1:00-3:00 pm.
It will cover all material in the course.
There will be two review sessions during the finals week:
Wencin will hold a review session in Young 192 on Wednesday, December 12, 2-4pm.
I will hold a review session in Hoagland 113 on Thursday December 13, 1-3pm.
Please prepare your questions in advance!
Practice problems: problems , solutions .
Midterm 2 is CANCELED .
It will cover Chinese Remainder Theorem, Counting formula for group homomorphisms, Lagrange Theorem; orthogonal matrices, classification of 2*2 orthogonal transformations, isometries of the plane and dihedral group.
Midterm 1 will be in class on Monday, October 22.
It will cover permutations, modular arithmetic, groups,
subgroups and homomorphisms.
Final grade and exams
There will be two midterms on Monday, October 22 and Monday, November 19.
The Final will be on Friday, December 14, 1:00-3:00 pm.
The final grade is based on your grades for the homework, midterms and the final.
VERY IMPORTANT: grading scheme is updated
|| Midterm I
|| Midterm II
|| Final Exam
Academic Participation Requirements
In September 2018 the campus will require students to verify that they have begun each course for which they are registered via the Academic Participation program. This program also encourages students to acknowledge their responsibilities regarding academic integrity and the Code of Academic Conduct, reinforcing our campus culture of honesty.
MyUCDavis will notify students online and through email on the first day of instruction to complete their Academic Participation verification no later than the quarter add deadline. Failing to verify academic participation by this deadline may result in a reduction of the financial aid award.
Please see more details by this link .
The homework should be handed in before the start of Wednesday lecture.
It must be legible, and written in connected sentences that explains what you are doing.
Just the answer (whether correct or not) is not enough.
ease put your name on every page and staple the pages together.
Homework should be handed in on time, late homework will not be graded.
Though it is fine to discuss the HW problems with others, you must always write up
the solutions in your own words. Copying will be penalized. Of course, in the exams
you must work on your own: no calculators, textbooks etc will be allowed.
| Sep 26,28
| Oct 1,3,5
| Oct 8, 10, 12
|| 2.7, 2.8, 2.10
| Oct 15, 17, 19
|| 2.9, 2.11, 2.12, Review
| Oct 22, 24, 26
|| Midterm on Oct 22; 5.1, 6.1
Drop deadline on Oct 23
| Oct 29, 31, Nov 2
| Nov 5, 7, 9
|| 6.5, 6.7, 6.8
| Nov 14, 16
|| 6.9, 6.10, review
|| No class on Nov 12
| Nov 19, 21
|| Midterm on Nov 19; 6.12
|| No classes on Thanksgiving week
| Nov 26, 28, 30
|| 7.2, 7.5, 7.7, 7.8
| Dec 3, 5 ,7
|| 7.9-7.10, review
Code of Academic Conduct
The Code of Academic Conduct exists to support high standards of behavior and to ensure fair evaluation of student learning. Students who violate the Code of Academic Conduct are subject to disciplinary sanctions that include censure, probation, suspension, deferred separation or dismissal from the University of California.
The code can be found at this link .
Any student with a documented disability who needs to arrange reasonable accommodations
must contact the Student Disability Center (SDC). Faculty are authorized to provide only
the accommodations requested by the SDC. If you have any questions, please contact the SDC
at (530)752-3184 or email@example.com.