Who? |
: | Nivedita Bhaskhar |

Come again? |
: | Call me N |

What? |
: | MATH 110A, Algebra |

When? |
: | Lectures on MWF 10:00-10:50 A.M and discussion sessions on R 10:00-10:50 A.M |

Where? |
: | MS 6229 |

Any prerequisites? |
: | You need to have taken MATH 115A |

Which book do we follow? |
: | Hungerford, Abstract Algebra - An Introduction, 3rd Ed., Brooks Col. (Chapters 1-6) |

Do you check email at odd hours? |
: | Yes. My id is nbhaskh AT math DOT ucla DOT edu (But please send short emails and not essays) |

I don't. Can I drop by your office instead? |
: | Yes. But I may not be around all the time |

You'll be there sometime, right? |
: | First preference : W 11-11:50 A.M Second preference M 3-4 P.M Third preference F 2-3 P.M |

Where is your office? |
: | MS 6310 |

Do we have a TA? |
: | Yup. Benjamin West will head the discussion sessions on Thursdays. His office hours will be updated soon |

So really, what's the point of learning about integers and all that? |
: | Calvin's dad has an answer to that |

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Rings, morphisms, integral domains, polynomial domains, unique factorization, ideals to find out exactly how 'abstract' Algebra can get. *

Scheme I | Scheme II | |

Homework | 10 % | 10 % |

Quizzes | 10 % | 10 % |

Midterm-I & II | 20 % each | 30 % (best of two) |

Final | 40 % | 50 % |

A homework set will be given to you each Friday at the beginning of class which will be due exactly one week later (i.e. by the next Friday, 10:00 AM). You can work together, but write the solutions in your own words, i.e. do NOT turn in word-for-word identical solutions. A sample of the problems will be graded and returned to you. Late submissions will not be accepted and you will get a score of zero for such work. However the lowest two homework scores will be dropped while calculating your grade.

There will be 3 thirty-minute quizzes (two of which will be held in the discussion sessions on Thursdays and one during class hours). If you miss a quiz, you get a score of zero for it. However the lowest quiz score will be dropped while calculating your grade.

- Write legibly and only on one side of the paper. If you use a pencil, make sure the writing is clear and not very light.
- Staple your homework if it is more than one sheet.
- Write your name, homework number and clearly indicate problem numbers to which you are providing solutions.
- Submit the homework at the start of class (or before!). Late submissions will not be accepted.
- Any submissions which fail these requirements will be returned ungraded. There, you're warned.

If you feel that a mistake was made in grading your homework, quizzes or exams or that your scores have been incorrectly inputted into MyUCLA, bring it to my attention (do not ask your TA!) within *14 days from the date of the exam/quiz or due date of the homework*. Any complaints received later will not be considered. Be aware that a re-grade means that your test will be graded from scratch, and it is entirely possible that you will receive a lower score than originally given, if I decide that the original grade was too high.

Quiz I | Oct 6 | 10:20-10:50 A.M |

Midterm I | Oct 17 | 10:00-10:50 A.M |

Quiz II | Nov 3 | 10:20-10:50 A.M |

Midterm II | Nov 14 | 10:00-10:50 A.M |

Quiz III | Nov 30 | 10:20-10:50 A.M |

Final | Dec 5 | 8:00-11:00 A.M |

- There will be NO make up quizzes, but the lowest quiz score will be dropped for grade calculations.
- Homework due dates will NOT be altered. Again, the lowest 2 homework scores will be dropped for grade calculations.
- NO juggling of exam dates.
- Grading disputes and complaints about incorrect MyUCLA scores will NOT be considered after 14 days of the exam/quiz/due date of homework in question.
- Absenting yourself for an exam or a quiz gets you a zero score for it.
- Attendance is mandatory for the final exam. If you are absent, you will fail the course.

- Conduct yourself accord to the Conduct Code.
- No cheating. 'Nuff said.
- Phones off, calculators gone and textbooks out of sight during quizzes and exams.
- Ringing phones in lectures is NOT a good thing. On your own head be it.