Who? |
: | Nivedita Bhaskhar |

Come again? |
: | Call me N |

What? |
: | MATH 110A, Algebra |

When? |
: | Lectures on MWR 1:00-2:50 P.M and discussion sessions on T 1:00-2:50 P.M |

Where? |
: | BOELTER 2760 |

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) |

What is your email address? |
: | My id is nbhaskh AT math DOT ucla DOT edu |

Do you check email at odd hours? |
: | Yes, on M-R. Emails sent on Friday/weekends will get a delayed response. (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? |
: | (Tentative) Office hours : M 3:30 - 4:30 PM or W 10 - 10:50 AM |

Where is your office? |
: | MS 6310 |

Do we have a TA? |
: | Yup. Robert Housden will head the discussion sessions on Tuesdays. 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 % each | 15 % (best of two) |

Midterm | 30 % | 25 % |

Final | 40 % | 50 % |

A homework set will be posted to the website each Wednesday at the beginning of class which will be due exactly one week later (i.e. by the next Wednesday, 1:00 PM). 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 homework score will be dropped while calculating your grade.

There will be 2 quizzes (one of which will be held during class hours and one in the discussion session on Tuesday). If you miss a quiz, you get a score of zero for it.

- Write legibly. 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 within *10 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 | July 5 | In class |

Midterm | July 13 | In class |

Quiz II | July 25 | In discussion session |

Final | Aug 3 | 1:00-2:50 P.M |

- There will be NO make up quizzes or exams.
- Homework due dates will NOT be altered. Again, the lowest homework score will be dropped for grade calculations.
- NO juggling of exam dates.
- Grading disputes and complaints about incorrect MyUCLA scores will NOT be considered after 10 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.