Mathematics 110A


Winter Quarter 2017

M W (Th) F from 12:00noon to 12:50PM

Lectures at MS 5137


Instructor: Haruzo HIDA

Office: MS 6308

Phone: 63382


Teaching Assistants: John Zhang (his office hours: Wednesdays 1:00pm to 3:00pm in his office MS 3903)


Text: Abstract Algebra, Third edition, by T. W. Hungerford: All or part of Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Office Hours: Fridays 1:00PM to 2:30PM or by appointment
Enforced Requisites: course Math115A. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 117.
Exams:
1-st Exam: January 30 (M):
Solution Keys No.1(a link to be emailed).
Score distribution table and Danger Zone(now posted);
2-nd Exam: March 10 (F):
Solution Keys No.2(a link to be emailed).
Score distribution table and Danger Zone(to be posted);

Final Exam:

Thursday March 23, 2017, 8:00am-11:00am
Final Exam Outline (to be posted)
Solution Keys No.3(a link to be emailed).

The day and the exact coverage of each midterm exam depend on the progress in the course and will be announced in the lecture a week before the exam. Tools and resources to support students with disabilities: [pdf]

The final exam day and time cannot be changed.
No make-up exams under whatever circumstance.

Grading: Each midterm exam counts about 20% of your grade, the homework counts about 10% and the final exam counts about 50%. The grading is on a curve. About 15% of students will receive A- or above, and about 35% will receive the grade between B- and B+.
A student who misses the two mid-term exams will be assigned the grade F.
A student who misses one of the two midterm exams should contact the instructor within a week from the exam
to arrange a conference (otherwise, the grade "F"  will be assigned)
A student who misses the final exam may receive an incomplete grade "I" provided he or she

(i) has taken and passed the two midterm exams,
(ii) has completed the homework at a passing level,
(iii) contacts the instructor on or before the day of the final exam to arrange a conference, and
(iv) presents documents explaining his or her circumstances (such as medical emergency).

If any one of the above four conditions is not met, the student who misses the final exam will be automatically assigned the grade " F".

Each student is required to submit homework to his/her TA in the Thursday TA session (indicated in the homework assignment). On the top of the front page of your homework set, print your last name followed by your first name and middle initial, and your student identification number. Also sign your full name underneath.

NO LATE HW WILL BE ACCEPTED - NO EXCEPTIONS

Syllabus

Week of

January 9: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3

January 16: 2.1-3

January 23: 3.1, Review,

January 30: First Midterm Exam, 3.2-3

February 6: 4.1-3,

February 13: 4.4-6,

February 20: 5.1-2,

February 27: 5.3, 6.1

March 6: 6.2, Second Midterm Exam,

March 13: 6.3, Reviews

Homework

Homework is assigned by email (to each student via CCLE) which contains a link to the homework set at least one week before due date. The suggested exercises below are not homework, but you should do all for exams, as problems similar to the ones listed show up in two midterm exams and the final exam.

No.1 (due on Thursday January 19 in TA session).
Suggested exercises in the text for exams (Not Homework).
Section 1.1: 7, 10,
Section 1.2: 8, 16, 24,
Section 1.3: 20

No.2: (due on Thursday January 26 in TA session)
Suggested exercises in the text for exams (Not Homework).
Section 2.1: 6, 7, 9, 17, 19, 17, 22,
Section 2.2: 1, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16,
Section 2.3: 1, 7, 12, 13, 15,
Section 3.1: 1, 5, 15a, 19, 21, 23

No.3 (due on Thursday February 2 in TA session).
Suggested exercises in the text for exams (Not Homework):
Section 3.2: 1, 13, 14, 16, 17, 21, 31, 45
Section 3.3: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 21, 25, 27, 30.

No.4 (due on Thursday February 9 in TA session).
Suggested exercises in the text for exams (Not Homework):
Section 4.1: 6, 10, 13,
Section 4.2: 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15
Section 4.3: 2, 8, 12, 15, 23

No.5 (due on Thursday February 16 in TA session).
Suggested exercises in the text for exams (Not Homework):
Section 4.4: 2, 4, 5, 7, 10, 15,
Section 4.5: 2, 6, 8, 11

No.6 (due on Thursday February 23 in TA session).
Suggested exercises in the text for exams (Not Homework):
Section 4.6: 2, 6, 7
Section 5.1: 2, 4, 6, 8

No.7 (due on Thursday March 2 in TA session).
Suggested exercises in the text for exams (Not Homework):
Section 5.2: 9, 10
Section 5.3: 6

No.8.
Suggested exercises in the text for exams (Not Homework):
Section 6.1: 5, 10, 14, 20,
Section 6.2: 8, 10, 12, 16, 19,
Section 6.3: 2, 4, 15, 17, 19.