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Meeting Time: | MWF 9 - 9:50 |
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Location: | Zoom/Jones 306 |

Instructor: | Ryan Vinroot Office Hours: All will be on Zoom, times TBD. |

Textbook: | Abstract Algebra (Third Edition) by David S. Dummit and Richard M. Foote |

Grade Breakdown: | Class Participation - 10%, Homework - 60%, Final Exam - 30%. The grading scale will be the standard 10 percentage point scale, so that a final score of 93 or higher is an A, 90-92 is an A-, 87-89 is a B+, 83-86 is a B, 80-82 is a B-, 77-79 is a C+, 73-76 is a C, 70-72 is a C-, etc. |

Attendance & Lecture Policy: | It is expected that you attend all lectures (whether on Zoom or in the classroom), with exceptions minimized. It is greatly appreciated when you are on time. Please do your best to stay awake and attentive during lecture, please do not email or text during lecture, and keep all cell phones/hand held devices/tablets/laptops put away during lecture (unless you are specifically writing notes on a tablet). While it is understandable that you may miss a lecture here and there, or be sleepy in class once in awhile, repeated absences, late arrivals, naps, or general non-attentiveness will negatively affect your class participation score. |

Prerequisite: | Math 430 - Abstract Algebra II |

There will be no midterm. The final exam will be a take-home exam, and due by the end of our final exam time slot, which is Fri, Nov. 20, 9 AM-12 Noon (so the take-home final will be due at noon that day).

- All relevant announcements will be listed here. Check back frequently (don't forget to refresh your browser) for updates.
- Important Dates and Class Holidays:
- Fri, Aug 28: ADD/DROP DEADLINE
- Mon, Oct 12: WITHDRAW DEADLINE
- Fri, Nov 13: LAST DAY OF CLASS
- Fri, Nov 20, 9:00 AM - 12 Noon - FINAL EXAM

- (8/19) I will determine regular office hours after the add/drop period. I will not have any office hours during this short week, unless they are requested (which is welcomed).
- (10/23) Apart from the 3 problems assigned for HW 10, there are also the two optional problems which came up in the notes from Day 28. There is no due date for these, just anytime by the end of the last day of classes.

Homework problems will each be graded out of 10 points. Your homework score will be based on your individual problem scores, rather than your scores on assignments. In particular, there will be at least 50 problems assigned for homework throughout the semester. Your total Homework score for the course will be based on your best 45 problem scores, along with full credit for 5 other earnestly attempted problems which are turned in on time. Your homework counts for 60% of your grade, which breaks down as your best 50 scores out of 10 points each, plus full credit for 10 attempted problems.

Homework problems are due on the posted due date at the start of class, either turned in as a hard copy (if we move to the classroom), or emailed to me as a pdf of a latex file, or preferrably as just a latex file which I can then make comments on within the latex file directly. Homework is considered on time if it is turned in, or in my inbox, at most 10 minutes after the start of class.

A total of 10 Homework problems throughout the semester may be turned in up to 2 weekdays late (by 5 PM in my office or inbox) without penalty. No other late homework will be accepted for scoring (unless you have specific accommodations). All homework problems and their due dates will be listed below.

Assignment |
Problems |
Due Date |

1 | 10.1 (pg. 344) #8(a), 9, 10 10.2 (pg. 350) #7, 8, 9 |
Fri, Aug 28 |

2 | 10.2 (pg. 350) #11, 12, 13 10.3 (pg. 356) #2, 6, 7 |
Fri, Sept 4 |

3 | 10.3 (pg. 357) #16, 17, 18 12.1 (pgs. 468-469) #2(a), 2(b), 3 |
Fri, Sept 11 |

4 | 10.3 #20(a), 20(b) 12.1 #4, 6, 8, 11 |
Fri, Sept 18 |

5 | 12.1 #15, 16 12.2 #4, 8, 10, 14 |
Fri, Sept 25 |

6 | 12.2 #18, 19 12.3 #17, 22, 23, 24 |
Fri, Oct 2 |

7 | 10.4 #3, 4, 5, 7, 16, 18 |
Fri, Oct 9 |

8 | 10.4 #10, 11, 12, 21(a) 11.2 (pg. 431) #38, 39(a,b) |
Fri, Oct 16 |

9 | 15.1 #1, 8, 14, 21 |
Fri, Oct 23 |

10 | 15.1 #16, 23, 28 | Fri, Oct 30 |

11 | 15.2 #2(c,d,e), 3, 7, 9, 10, 20 | Fri, Nov 6 |