|TIME OF MEETING:||Mon, Wed, & Fri 1:40 - 2:35.|
|INSTRUCTOR:||W. F. Hammond, ES 137A, phone 442-4625.|
|Office hours: Mon. & Wed. 2:45 - 3:30|
|World Wide Web: http://www.albany.edu/~hammond/|
|TEXT:||Thomas Hungerford, Algebra|
|Springer, 1974, ISBN 0-387-90518-9, ISBN 3-540-90518-9.|
|PRE-REQUISITE:||Math 524 or permission of the instructor.|
Groups, fields, Galois theory.
Between Math 520A and Math 520B it is expected that about 80% of the syllabus for the Preliminary Ph.D. exam in algebra should be covered.
|Final examination||100||Fri. May 6, 3:30-5:30|
|Midterm test||50||Wed, Mar. 9, in class|
|Written Assignments (5 @ 10 each)||50|
|Weekly quizzes (10 @ 5 each)||50|
The instructor reserves the option of substituting “take-home” exams for the scheduled midterm and final examinations. In either event the exam will be due at a time announced with its distribution.
Attendance at class meetings is a requirement for passing the course unless the student has been granted a special exception in advance. Unexcused absence may result in failure or grade reduction. There will be no excused absences from tests except for compelling emergencies and religious holidays.