Math 445/545 WINTER 2012, Abstract Algebra, II, CRN 23885/23894

- Instructor: Victor Ostrik
- Office Hours for Winter 2012: MF 10am-11am and T 2-3pm, Deady 10B, or by appointment.
- Class meets: MWF 9am-9:50am,
**Deady 303**.
- Books: J.B.Fraleigh "A First Course in Abstract Algebra", Addison Wesley,
7th edition, ISBN 0-201-76390-7; M.L.Curtis "Abstract Linear Algebra",
Springer-Verlag, 1st edition, ISBN 0-387-97263-3.
- Syllabus: Rings of polynomials (Fraleigh, Sections 22-23 and
Curtis, Chapter III) and
abstract linear algebra (Curtis, Chapters I-IV).
- Useful dates:
- Last day to drop class without W: Mon January 16.
- Last day to drop class with W: Sun February 26.
- Last day to add class: Wed January 18.
- Last day to change grading option: Sun February 26.
- Last day of classes: Fri March 16.
- Martin Luther King holiday: Mon January 16.

- Tentative test dates:
- Midterm 1: 9am-9:50am Fri February 3, Deady 303.
- Midterm 2: 9am-9:50am Fri March 2, Deady 303.
- Final: 10:15am-12:15pm Wed March 21, Deady 303.

- Please remember that if you miss a class, it is
your responsibility to find out what happened in that class. You
can usually pick up any handouts from here .
- Grading: Homework 20%, midterms 20% each,
final 40%.
- Graduate students taking math 544:
According to Graduate School policies, graduate students are expected
to do approximately 30\% more work than undergraduates. Graduate
students in this course will, in addition to the above work,
complete a long-term Project. These projects will constitute writing
a paper on one of the advanced topics (see here).
The projects will be due on the last day of class, and they should
be designed in consultation with the instructor. An agreement between
student and instructor about what the Project will be should be in
place by the end of Week 5. Grades for graduate students in 544 will be:
Homework 15%, Midterm1 15%, Midterm2 15%, Final Exam 35%, and Project 20%.
- You can look at your current grade on the
Blackboard!
- Homework Assignments to be collected on WEDNESDAYS
from now on. Not all homework problems will be graded.
**Late homework will not be accepted.**
- List of lectures is available here.