|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|
|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|
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.
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|