Math 101
Topics in Algebra
Last updated June 27, 2016 13:25:41 EDT

General Information Syllabus HW Assignments

General Information

The Textbook Scheduled Lectures Instructors
Examinations Homework Policy Grades
Honor Principle   Disabilities


Algebra (Revised Third Edition) by Serg Lang (Available at Wheelock Books)
Although every mathematician should own a copy of Lang's Algebra the book is not required. A number of other textbooks are on reserve in Baker Library.

Scheduled Lectures

MWF 10:00 to 11:05
(x-hour) Th 12:00 to 12:50
004 Kemeny Hall


Professor Dana P. Williams
Office: 305 Kemeny Hall
Office Hours: here
Phone: 646 - 2990 or BlitzMail (preferred)


There will be a take-home midterm and final. The mid-term will be handed out around October 14th and due in a week. The final will be handed out on the last day of class and will be due around Friday November 22nd. These days are subject to small perturbations.

Homework Policy


The course grade will be based upon the scores on the midterm exam, homework, and the final exam as follows:

Midterm Exam 100 points
Homework 100 points
Final Exam 150 points
Total 350 points

The Honor Principle

On Exams: No help given or received

On Homework: Collaboration on homework is permitted and encouraged. Common decency, and the honor code, oblige you to cite help received or other sources used; for example, "I found this solution on Terry Tao's web site."


Students with disabilities who will be taking this course and may need disability-related classroom accommodations are encouraged to make an appointment to see their instructor as soon as possible. Also, they should stop by the Academic Skills Center in 224 Baker to register for support services.

Dana P. Williams
Last updated June 27, 2016 13:25:41 EDT