Math 110A: Algebra

General Information

Time and Place: MWF 11:00 am-11:50 am,  MS 6229

Instructor: Matthias Aschenbrenner

E-mail address:

MS 5614
Office Phone: (310) 206-8576
Office Hours: M 1:00 pm-1:50 pm, W 2:00 pm-2:50 pm, or by appointment. 

Discussion Section: Th 11:00 am-11:50 am, MS 6229
Teaching Assistant:
Laurent Vera

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The ring of integers; integral domains, fields, polynomial domains, unique factorization.


Math 115A.

Course Text

T. Hungerford, Abstract Algebra, 3rd ed., Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.


There will be nine problem sets over the course of the quarter. Problems range in difficulty from routine to more challenging. Completed solutions are to be handed in at the beginning of class on Friday (with the first homework due on October 6), and a sample of the problems will be graded and returned to you in the following week.

No late homework will be accepted.

However, your lowest homework score will be dropped when computing your grade.

Put the following information in the upper right hand corner of the first page:

   Your Name
   Math 110A, Homework # number.

On each additional page, put your name in the upper right-hand corner. Work single-sided, that is, write on only one side of each sheet of paper. STAPLE any homework that is more than one page long. Remove all perforation before submitting. Write legibly. Label the chapter + section number as well as the problem number (e.g., 2.3 #10).

Homework that fails to meet the above requirements will be marked "Unacceptable'' and returned unread.

Homework 1, due October 6.
Homework 2, due October 13.
Homework 3, due October 20.
Homework 4, due October 27.
Homework 5, due November 3.
Homework 6, due November 8.
Homework 7, due November 17.
Homework 8, due December 1.
Homework 9, due December 8.


There will be two hour examinations, on Friday, October 20 and Friday, November 17, in class.

There will be a final exam on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 3:00 pm--6:00 pm, location to be announced.

No make up exams will be given under any circumstances.

No books, calculators, scratch paper or notes will be allowed during exams.

Grading policy: Homework: 20%. Hour Exams: 20% each. Final Exam: 40%.

All scores and final grades will be available on the MyUCLA gradebook.


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