Introduction to algebraic structures, including groups, group isomorphism, homomorphisms, direct products, and introduction to rings
Grading: The student’s final grade will be calculated as follows:
graded homework 17%
3 exams 17% each
final exam 22%
Late homework is accepted at the discretion of the instructor and is subject to a penalty. Late revision problems will not be accepted.
Classwork includes attendance, class participation, presentation of homework problems and other board work, and completion of in-class work (worksheets, quizzes, etc.) A note about attendance: a student is considered absent if he or she is not present for the entire class (i.e. if a student leaves early or is late).
The following actions will be considered acts of academic dishonesty: copying another student’s work, consulting a solution manual, looking at other abstract algebra textbooks, consulting the internet (other than Gallian’s textbook website), or using any other resources not provided by Dr. Knox. See the MSU student handbook for university policies on academic honesty.