Course information for Math 551

InstructorJennifer Johnson-Leung
 303 Brink Hall

Class Times
MWF 1:30-2:20, Admin 301
Office Hours Thursday 1:30-2:20 (Subject to change)
Text Dummit and Foote Abstract Algebra
Other References:
Lang Algebra
Hungerford Algebra

Course Description
In this course we will study rings and modules. We will essentially cover Parts II and III of Dummit and Foote. I hope to also study some of Part V as there is time. Rings and modules are central objects in algebra. In particular, they are foundational to algebraic number theory and algebraic geometry. As always, exercises are an extremely useful tool for becoming accustomed to these these mathematical objects. You are encouraged to do all exercises suggested in class and to start the homework early.

Grading Policies:
Homework: Homework exercises will be assigned weekly on Friday and is due by 3:30pm on Friday afternoon either in my mailbox or in my office. You are permitted to hand in one assignment up to one week late. No other late homework will be permitted.

Exams: There will be one midterm and one final exam. The midterm exam will be in class. The final will be taken in class during the assigned exam period: Friday. May 15, 3pm.

Collaboration: You are encouraged to collaborate on solving the problems given as homework. However, the solutions should be written on your own and in your own words. There is no collaboration on exams.

Point Distribution:
Homework – 50 %
Midterm Exam – 20%
Final Exam – 30%

If you have a documented need for accommodations such as extra time on exams, you should discuss this with me as soon as possible so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

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