MAT 150C, Spring 2017
Instructor
Instructor: Eugene Gorsky, egorskiy AT math.ucdavis.edu.
Office hours: MWF 23pm at Math 2113
If you have a question and cannot come at office hours, write me an email to schedule an appointment.
Teaching Assistant: Colin Hagemeyer, hagemeyer AT math.ucdavis.edu, OH: Tuesday 3:104 in MSB 3137.
General course information
Textbook
The textbook for the course is "Algebra" by Michael Artin (2nd edition).
See also lecture notes on Galois theory.
Final exam
The Final will be on Tuesday, June 13, 1:003:00 p.m.
It will cover all material in the course: representation theory, characters (10.110.9),
fields and extensions (15.115.7), Galois theory (lecture notes above).
Practice problems: problems .
Weighed average computation:
1. Add all your paper homework grades.
2. Your weighed average is
0.4*(Final grade)+0.2*(1st midterm)+0.2*(2nd midterm)+0.2*(homework grade)/7.
Course grade table:
Letter grade 
F 
C 
C+ 
B 
B 
B+ 
A 
A 
A+ 
Weighted average 
050 
5060 
6065 
6570 
7080 
8085 
8590 
90100 
100110 
Midterm 2
The second midterm will be in class on Wednesday, May 17. It will cover sections 10.9 and 15.115.4 of the textbook.
Practice problems: problems .
Midterm 1
The first midterm will be in class on Wednesday, April 26. It will cover sections 10.110.8 of the textbook.
Practice problems: problems .
Final grade and exams
There will be two midterms on Wednesday, April 26 and Wednesday, May 17.
The Final will be on Tuesday, June 13, 1:003:00 p.m.
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% 
The homework should be handed in before the start of Friday 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 
Apr 3, 5, 7 
10.110.4 
HW1 , Solutions 
Apr 10, 12, 14 
10.610.9 
HW2 , Solutions 
Apr 17, 19, 21 
3.2, 11.5, 15.1 
HW3 , Solutions 
Apr 24, 26, 28 
Review, Midterm on Apr 26 

May 1,3, 5 
15.215.4 
HW4 , Solutions 
May 8, 10, 12 
15.515.8 
HW5 , Solutions 
May 15, 17, 19 
Review, midterm on May 17 

May 22, 24, 26 
15.9, 15.10, 16.1 
HW6 , Solutions 
May 31, Jun 2 
16.216.5 
No class on May 29 (Memorial Day) HW7 , Solutions 
Jun 5, 7 
16.616.10 

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)7523184 or sdc@ucdavis.edu.