Abstract Algebra I, Fall 12
Class Number: 15674
Location: CR 5119
Dr. B. Al Sethuraman
( http://www.csun.edu/~asethura )
Text: Rings, Fields, Vector Spaces, and Groups, by B.A.
Sethuraman, available for copying cost at the bookstore.
Syllabus: The course will provide an overview of the basic objects of abstract algebra: rings, fields, vector spaces, and groups. We will see the definitions of these objects, and lots and lots of examples. We will learn what the signification sub-objects of these objects are, and we will learn about quotient objects. We will learn about homomorphisms and isomorphisms and the fundamental homomorphism theorems for each of these objects.
Exams: There will be two midterm exams, and a final exam. The
for the midterm exams will be announced at least one week in
The final is on Tuesday Dec 11th from 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM.
Grading: The course grade will computed based on the following percentages: Each of the two midterms will be worth 25%, your homework will be worth 20%, and the final will be worth 30%.
Makeup Exams: Make up exams will
be given for dire situations, for which you have either
from me in advance, or, if it is an emergency, if you are supported by
documentation. Please be aware that even if one student has to take a
up exam, then my workload is doubled and my schedule is completely
off, so please request make ups only for serious situations.
Good Luck! Abstract algebra is a beautiful subject and I hope that
will enjoy the course!