|Math 425-001||Abstract Algebra||Fall 2012|
|Instructor: Dr. Michael Penkava||Office: 622 Hibbard|
|Phone: (715) 836-4970||Fax: (715) 836-2924|
|Class Time: 3:00-3:50pm MWF||Place: 309 Hibbard|
Text: "Introduction to Abstract Algebra", Third Edition, W. Keith Nicholson
passing grade in Math 324.
Course Outline: Chapters 1-5 and chapter 7.
Grading: Grade based on homework and quizzes, three exams, and a final exam, as well as a special project assignment, on a subject to be chosen in consultation with the instructor. Projects may be done as an individual work, or as a collaboration with other members of the class.
Method 1: Each exam 15%, Final Exam 15%, Homework and Quizzes 25%, Special Project 15%.
Method 2: Best two exams 20% each, Final Exam 20%, Homework and Quizzes 25%, Special Project 15%.
Office hours: Office hours will be announced, but I will be happy to see
you by appointment as well.
Homework will be assigned weekly. You may work together on the
homework problems, but the paper you turn in should be your
own writing, reflecting your own understanding of the problem,
and therefore I do not expect to see identical solutions. It
is expected that students will read the topic to be discussed
in class before the class meeting, so that I will expect
students to be familiar with the terminology introduced in the
section, and may include questions regarding the reading
assigment on quizzes. Students will be expected to prepare a
glossary of terms, which they may use as a reference when
Liberal Education Learning Goals: This course will address the following liberal education learning goals: UW Eau Claire students will develop a depth of knowledge about the natural world, UW-Eau Claire students will develop and use critical thinking skills in academic and social contexts, and UW-Eau Claire students will effectively write, read, speak and listen in academic and social contexts.
Additional Requirements for 625: For graduate level students, the expectations of the project will be higher, reflecting the student's more advanced knowledge of mathematics.
Any student who has a disability
and is in need of classroom accommodations, please contact the
instructor and the Services for Students with Disabilities
Office in Old Library 2136 at the beginning of the semester.
I consider any academic
misconduct in this course as a serious offense, and I will
pursue the strongest possible academic penalties for such
behavior. The disciplinary procedures and penalties for
academic misconduct are described in the UW-Eau Claire Student
Services and Standards Handbook (http://www.uwec.edu/sdd/publications.htm) in the section titled, “Chapter UWS
14—Student Academic Disciplinary Procedures.