MAT 150 A, Fall 2019
Instructors
Instructor: Eugene Gorsky, egorskiy AT math.ucdavis.edu.
Office hours: MWF 34pm at Math 2113
If you have a question and cannot come at office hours, write me an email to schedule an appointment.
Teaching Assistants: Anthony Nguyen (A01A02), anthonynguyen AT math.ucdavis.edu ,
Office hours: 56pm on Mondays in MSB 3139.
Yue Zhao (B01B02), yuezhao AT math.ucdavis.edu ,
Office hours: 56pm on Tuesdays in MSB 2129
General course information
Textbook
The textbook for the course is "Algebra" by Michael Artin (2nd edition).
Final exam
The Final exams will be on Monday, December 9, 3:305:30 pm ( 2pm class )
and Wednesday, December 11, 1:003:00 pm ( 4pm class ).
It will cover all material covered in the course.
Practice problems , solutions .
Letter grade

F

C

C+

B

B

B+

A

A

A+

Weighed average

050

5060

6065

6570

7080

8085

8590

90100

100110

Midterm 2
Midterm 2 will be in class on Monday, November 18.
It will cover Lagrange theorem, Chinese remainder group,
and groups of symmetries (including orthogonal and dihedral groups).
Practice problems
Midterm 1
Midterm 1 will be in class on Friday, October 18.
It will cover permutations, modular arithmetic, groups,
subgroups and homomorphisms.
Practice problems
Final grade and exams
There will be two midterms on Friday, October 18 and Monday, November 18.
The Final exams will be on Monday, December 9, 3:305:30 pm ( 2pm class )
and Wednesday, December 11, 1:003:00 pm ( 4pm class ).
The final grade is based on your grades for the homework, midterms and the final.
Homework 
Midterm I 
Midterm II 
Final Exam 
20% 
20% 
20% 
40% 
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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.
Week 
Sections 
Written Homework 
Sep 25,27 
1.11.5 
HW 1 , Solutions 
Sep 30, Oct 2, 4 
2.12.6 
HW 2 , Solutions 
Oct 7, 9, 11 
2.7, 2.8, 2.10 
HW 3 , Solutions 
Oct 14, 16, 18 
2.9, Review, Midterm on Oct 18 

Oct 21, 23, 25 
2.11, 2.12; 5.1, 6.1 
Drop deadline on Oct 22 HW 4 , Solutions 
Oct 28, 30, Nov 1 
6.26.4 
HW 5 , Solutions 
Nov 4, 6, 8 
6.5, 6.7, 6.8 
HW 6 , Solutions 
Nov 13, 17 
6.9, 6.10, review 
No class on Nov 11 (Veterans Day) 
Nov 18, 20, 22 
Midterm on Nov 18; 6.12, 7.2 
HW 7 , Solutions 
Nov 25, 27 
7.5, 7.7, 7.8 
No class on Nov 29 (Thanksgiving) 
Dec 2, 4 ,6 
7.97.10, review 

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