MAT 150 A, Fall 2019


Instructor: Eugene Gorsky, egorskiy AT
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 Assistants: Anthony Nguyen (A01-A02), anthonynguyen AT ,
Office hours: 5-6pm on Mondays in MSB 3139.
Yue Zhao (B01-B02), yuezhao AT ,
Office hours: 5-6pm on Tuesdays in MSB 2129

General course information


The textbook for the course is "Algebra" by Michael Artin (2nd edition).

Final exam

The Final exams will be on Monday, December 9, 3:30-5:30 pm ( 2pm class ) and Wednesday, December 11, 1:00-3:00 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 0-50 50-60 60-65 65-70 70-80 80-85 85-90 90-100 100-110

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, 3:30-5:30 pm ( 2pm class ) and Wednesday, December 11, 1:00-3:00 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%

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.

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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
Sep 25,27 1.1-1.5 HW 1 , Solutions
Sep 30, Oct 2, 4 2.1-2.6 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 6.2-6.4 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 7.9-7.10, 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 .

Disability Services

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